Saints Drop Opener to Grace Christian


The Siena Heights men’s basketball team suffered its first lost of the season at home, losing to Grace Christian 86-83.

A three-point jumper by Adam Kregel gave the Tigers the smallest of margins (82-81) with just over a minute left to play. SHU’s Kevin Rice hit two free throws to give Siena a 83-82 lead with 47 seconds left on the clock. Grace Christian came back with a layup of their own and two free throws to put the game away.

DeMarco Dickerson led the Saints with a double double: 25 points and 10 assists.

Bra Winchester-Jones ended with 22 points with six assists for Grace.

Siena finished the game shooting 45.2 percent from the field, with 34 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

Grace finished with 50 percent from the field, with 34 rebounds and 21 turnovers.