ALBANY, N.Y. - It's not a secret. Stop the opponent's leading scorer and you've got a good chance to win.
That's what Siena did against Saint Joseph's last night en route to a 92-75 win at the Times Union Center.
Going into the game, the Hawks' Darrin Govens was averaging a team-high 12.6 points. The Saints held him to five points on 2-for-7 shooting.
Siena was led by Edwin Ubiles, who scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half. Alex Franklin scored a season-high 25 points and Clarence Jackson added 23 as Siena pulled away with a decisive 21-3 second-half run.
Siena point guard Ronald Moore, who starred at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High, had 12 assists and three steals.
"All credit to them; they played really good basketball," said Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli. "Moore is just a dominant player with the ball. I don't know if we're going to see a better distributor of the ball all year long."
It was Siena's 26th straight win at home, equaling a school record.
The first half featured seven ties and 14 lead changes. The Saints (8-4) led 43-42 at intermission. Saint Joseph's (4-7) led 39-34 lead with 2:07 remaining, but Franklin and Jackson combined for seven points during a 9-3 run to close out the half.
Siena outrebounded the Hawks, 40-29.
Idris Hilliard scored a team-high 14 points but Saint Joseph's lost for the seventh time in eight games after a 3-0 start. St. Joe's Bryant Irwin scored 13 points off the bench. Garrett Williamson added 12 points and Todd O'Brien pulled down 11 rebounds.