Recap: Fairfield vs. Niagara
Bridgeport, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Ramone Snowden scored a game-high 18 points, including the go-ahead basket with 26 seconds left, to lead the Niagara Purple Eagles over the Fairfield Stags, 67-63, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference battle at Webster Bank Arena,
For the Purple Eagles (5-13, 2-5 MAAC), Antoine Mason added 15 points.
Maurice Barrow led the Stags (3-14, 0-7) with 17 points, while Marcus Gilbert finished with 15 points, KJ Rose scored 11 and Amadou Sidibe pulled down 13 rebounds.
Niagara shot 55.6 percent from the field in the first half, including draining all four of its 3-point tries. Fairfield shot 41.4 percent and 2-of-8 from beyond the arc but was able to take a 29-28 lead at intermission by taking 11 more shots from the field than Niagara in the half.
After halftime, the Purple Eagles made 46.4 percent of their field goal and the Stags hit on 47.8 percent of theirs. After trading leads for most of the second half, the teams were tied at 63-63 with 54 seconds remaining, setting the stage for Snowden's go-ahead basket, which proved to be the winning score after the Stags missed on a jumper and a couple of free-throws by the Purple Eagles iced the game.
Niagara had the edge on points in the paint, 32-26. Fairfield's bench outscored the reserves from Niagara, 31-18.Game Notes