Scores

Final

Canisius 69

(7-13, 2-8 MAAC)

Niagara 75

(15-6, 6-3 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, New York

    1 2 T
    CAN 31 3869
    NIAG 40 3575

    Top Performers

    Canisius: F. Turner 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast

    Niagara: B. Egemonye 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk

    Niagara 75, Canisius 69

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Benson Egemonye scored 24 points, 13 during the final nine minutes as Niagara held off Canisius 75-69 Monday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

    Trailing 63-61 with 5:39 remaining, Niagara (15-6, 6-3 MAAC) took command of the game with a 9-2 run capped by a conventional three-point play by Egemonye with 2:09 to play that made it 70-65.

    Canisius (7-13, 2-8 MAAC) overcame a 14-point second half deficit behind a 26-10 run. The Golden Griffin comeback was undone by 13 second half turnovers.

    Egemonye missed only one field goal in the second half, finishing 8-11 from the field and 8-9 from the free throw line.

    Bilal Benn added 14 points for the Purple Eagles and Tyrone Lewis had 11.

    Frank Turner led Canisius with 22 points, recording his fourth-straight 20-point game.

    Julius Coles added 17, scoring 14 in the second half.

    Niagara has won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the cross-town rivals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CAN
    NIAG
    Points 69 75
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 21-33 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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