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Canisius rallies past Fairfield 73-68 behind Faulkner, Reese

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Jibreel Faulkner scored 16 points, Isaiah Reese grabbed nine rebounds and added 15 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and Canisius rallied to beat Fairfield 73-68 on Saturday.

Takal Molson's fast-break layup tied it at 37, Reese hit his go-ahead 3, and Canisius led 45-38 on Molson's free throws after a 10-2 run on 73-percent shooting. Faulkner's 3 made it 60-47 before the Stags rallied on a 9-3 run and closed to 71-68 on Aidas Kavaliauskas' free throw with four seconds left. Reese iced it with two from the line.

Calvin Whipple and Jesus Cruz hit back-to-back 3s for a 14-6 Fairfield lead, but Canisius rallied and Marcale Lotts' layup tied it at 22. Cruz made a fast-break layup, Matija Milin added two free throws, and the Stags led 26-25 at halftime.

Malik Johnson scored 11 points and made five assists and Molson finished with 10 points for the Golden Griffins (7-11, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who shot 62.5 percent in the second half and 50 percent overall.

Cruz tied his career high with 21 points for the Stags (5-14, 2-5), who have lost three straight. Jonathan Kasibabu scored 16 and grabbed 13 rebounds and Neftali Alvarez scored 11 before fouling out.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Canisius 7-11 254873
home team logo Fairfield 5-14 264268
Team Stats
away team logo Canisius 7-11 70.6 PPG 36.2 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo Fairfield 5-14 67.8 PPG 34 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
15
T. Molson 16.6 PPG 5.0 RPG 1.9 APG 42.7 FG%
25
L. Taliaferro 11.7 PPG 2.0 RPG 0.9 APG 38.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB