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Iona vs Canisius

Canisius 77, Iona 74

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Billy Baron scored 23 points and Harold Washington added 13 as Canisius defeated Iona 77-74 Saturday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

The Golden Griffins (15-8, 8-4) prevailed with balanced scoring and late free throws.

Iona (14-9, 8-4), up 40-38 at halftime, got a career-high 18 points from Taaj Ridley. The Gaels outscored Canisius 40-10 on points in the paint, but they couldn't overcome the Golden Griffins' shooting and their own mistakes.

In a tight game throughout, Iona led 74-72 when Baron was fouled on a late 3-point attempt. Baron hit all three shots and Canisius led 75-74 with 0:58 left.

Iona committed turnovers on its final two possessions in the last 0:36. Jordan Heath and Isaac Sosa each hit a foul shot in the last 26 seconds.

Canisius hit 14 of 30 treys, Iona 9 of 14. Canisius outscored Iona 19-9 on free throws.

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Scoreboard
Iona (14-9)403474
Canisius (15-8) «383977
 
Iona Gaels
D. Laury, F365-101-4165311
T. Ridley, F307-154-671318
L. Jones, G325-162-244313
T. Bowman, G283-61-15137
S. Armand, G263-90-03249
D. Gomez222-70-06415
C. Dennis154-101-140011
T. Sledge90-00-00100
N. Moikobu20-00-00010
Totals 29-739-1449181874
 39.7%64.3% 
Canisius Golden Griffins
C. Manhertz, F273-66-880412
J. Heath, C262-65-672410
B. Baron, G407-165-756123
H. Washington, G344-121-242213
I. Sosa, G324-111-212112
J. Heath220-11-25031
A. Hymes162-30-00106
F. Asprilla30-00-00000
Totals 22-5519-2735131577
 40%70.4% 
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Iona17-322-11
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Canisius14-621-13
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St. Peters9-1114-17
Marist9-1112-19
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Niagara3-177-26
 
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