Manhattan 60
Niagara 37 27 64
Date of game: 1/19/2013

Recap: Niagara vs. Manhattan

Niagara, NY (Sports Network) - Antoine Mason made only one field goal yet he finished with a game-high 15 points, as the Niagara Purple Eagles grinded out a 64-60 win over the Manhattan Jaspers in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Association bout at the Gallagher Center.

Mason did his damage at the free-throw line, where he shot 13-of-16. Ameen Tanksley added 13 points, Tahjere McCall scored 12, and T.J. Cline added 11 points off the bench, as the Purple Eagles (11-8, 7-1 MAAC) notched their seventh straight conference victory to extend their best start in MAAC play since 1998-99.

Mohamed Koita led the way with a career-high 13 points and five rebounds for the Jaspers (5-13, 3-5), who have dropped four of their last five contests. Shane Richards and C.J. Jones scored 10 apiece in the loss.

Niagara shot just 33 percent from the floor in the first half, although the Purple Eagles went 21-of-27 at the foul line to grab a 37-32 halftime lead.

It was the same story in the second stanza, as Niagara made only five field goals (.357) but out-scored Manhattan at the charity stripe, 17-8.

While the Purple Eagles found a way to score points despite a tough shooting day, they also turned up the defensive pressure and forced Manhattan into 20 turnovers. Those 20 turnovers led to 26 points for the hosts.

Game Notes

Eastern Washington to face difficult schedule

Many people at Eastern Washington are waiting to see if star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will be returning for his senior season.

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Angels, Freese avoid arbitration

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday.

Durant to miss second straight game

Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks as he continues to deal with a sprained left big toe.

Brodeur calls it a career

Goaltender Martin Brodeur announced his retirement Thursday after 21 stellar seasons with the New Jersey Devils and seven games with the St. Louis Blues.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.