Recap: Canisius vs. Marist
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Billy Baron erupted for 38 points as the Canisius Golden Griffins delivered a 78-65 win over the Marist Red Foxes in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Koessler Athletic Center.
Baron shot 12-of-23 from the floor, including 5-of-11 behind the 3-point line for the Golden Griffs (14-7, 8-2 MAAC) as they won their second straight and the fifth in the last six outings. Chris Perez pitched in with 14 points, Chris Manhertz 13 and nine rebounds, followed by Zach Lewis with 10 points in the victory.
The Red Foxes (6-14, 3-7) were led by Chavaughn Lewis who tallied 18 points, while Khallid Hart posted 17 and Adam Kemp 14 points as the team lost for the fifth time in six tries. Jay Bowie shot only 4-of-16 from the field, but still managed to produce a double-double consisting of 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Marist led by as many as nine points in the first half, but the team shot just 1-of-8 from 3-point range in the frame and connected on a total of nine field goals, allowing Canisius to battle back to establish a 38-24 lead at the break.
In the second half the Griffs sealed the win with 51.7 percent accuracy from the field and a perfect 9-of-9 showing at the free-throw line.
Canisius forced 18 turnovers on the day and traded those in for 23 points.Game Notes