Following Iona's 15 point win against Canisius, the Gaels stayed tough and pulled out an overtime victory at Siena.Kristina Ford and Anda Ivkovic recorded just the second and third Iona double-doubles of the year; Ford leading with a season-best 19 points and 11 rebounds while Ivkovic added 12 points and ten boards. As a team, the Gaels outrebounded the Saints 54-44.
The Saints led 32-23 at intermission and were up by six with 3:44 left in the second half. Ford knocked down a jumper to cut the lead to four with 3:20 to play and Ivkovic drained a three-point shot, bringing the Gaels within one with 1:41 on the clock. Siena's Maja Gerlyng connected on two free throw attempts to push the margin back up to three at 50-47. With 20.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Ford nailed her only trey of the night to knot the score at 50-all and send the game into overtime.
In the five extra minutes, Iona was able to hold Siena to an 0-4 shooting performance while picking up points on a layup by Marissa Flagg and a trio of foul shots by Ford and Tomica Bacic. Iona's defense was once again a key factor in the team's success as the Saints could only manage 18 points in the last 25 minutes of play, with just one field goal and three points past the 9:17 mark of the second half.