Canisius vs Niagara

Canisius 77, Niagara 70

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Billy Baron scored a career-high 33 points to help Canisius hold off Niagara 77-70 Sunday in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Harold Washington bounced back from an eight-point outing against Manhattan with 18 points, and Jordan Heath pulled down 12 boards, one short of a career-high.

Niagara (14-11, 10-4) trailed 34-23 at halftime but rallied to its first lead of the half, 53-52, on a free throw by Juan'ya Green with 5:58 remaining and led 64-62 at the 3:13 mark.

However, the Purple Eagles went cold from there, missing their next four shots and two free throws as Canisius (16-9, 8-5) scored 12 straight points to pull away.

Niagara was led by Green's 21 points. T.J. Cline, Devon White, and Ameen Tanksley each had 12.

Canisius outshot Niagara 46 percent (25 of 54) to 39 percent (24 of 62). The Purple Eagles hit just 12 of 23 free throws.

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Scoreboard
Canisius (16-9) «354277
Niagara (14-11)244670

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Canisius Golden Griffins
C. Manhertz, F272-20-07054
J. Heath, C283-42-212038
H. Washington, G396-163-624118
B. Baron, G3811-227-841133
I. Sosa, G263-60-03017
J. Heath180-14-44044
A. Hymes130-22-21112
F. Asprilla70-10-01010
R. Groves40-01-20001
Totals 25-5419-243861777
 46.3%79.2% 
Niagara Purple Eagles
D. White, F316-70-170412
J. Green, G386-156-855321
A. Tanksley, G362-126-1034312
T. McCall, G354-110-06618
M. Jordan, G250-70-23040
M. Lemmons222-30-04255
T. Cline134-70-220012
L. Johnson00-00-00010
Totals 24-6212-2334172170
 38.7%52.2% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
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