Canisius 19 35 54
Manhattan 35 32 67
Date of game: 2/7/2013

Recap: Manhattan vs. Canisius

Riverdale, NY (Sports Network) - Donovan Kates led the way with 14 points as the Manhattan Jaspers downed the Canisius Golden Griffins, 67-54, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup at Draddy Gymnasium.

For the Jaspers (8-15, 6-7 MAAC), Rhamel Brown and RaShawn Stores each finished with 13 points, while Michael Alvarado chipped in with 10 points.

The Golden Griffins (15-9, 8-5) were led by Alshwan Hymes with 16 points and Billy Baron with 14 points.

Manhattan started the game with the hot hand, connecting on 52.2 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, including 4-of-6 from beyond the 3- point arc, as it took a commanding 35-19 lead into halftime. Canisius struggled from the floor, making only 18.2 percent of it field goal attempts.

After intermission, the Golden Griffins finally found their stroke and knocked down 50 percent of their field goal tries, including 6-of-14 from 3-point range. Not to be outdone, the Jaspers improved to 57.9 percent shooting after the break, pushing their lead to as many as 27 points in the half as they coasted to victory.

The Jaspers won the battle in the trenches, outscoring the Golden Griffins in the paint, 28-14, and winning the rebounding battle by a 29-24 margin.

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