Scores

Final

Marist 72

(9-22, 4-14 MAAC)

Niagara 80

(24-7, 14-4 MAAC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

    1 2 T
    MRST 27 4572
    NIAG 36 4480

    Top Performers

    Marist: R. Schneider 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Niagara: T. Lewis 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Niagara 80, Marist 72

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Benson Egemonye scored 19 points to lead Niagara past Marist 80-72 Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

    Niagara (24-7, 14-4), which has won 10 of its last 11 games, got 17 points from Rob Garrison. Tyrone Lewis and Belil Benn added 16 and 12 points, respectively.

    Marist (9-22, 4-14) was led by Ryan Schneider?s 21 points. Javon Parris added 12 points while R.J. Hall scored 11.

    After Marist used a 12-1 run to take 15-7 lead, Lewis led Niagara?s comeback scoring eight of 11 points, bringing Purple Eagles within 19-18 at 8:08. Niagara closed the half with an 18-5 run for a 36-27 lead.

    Niagara?s 24 wins are the most since its 1953-54 season. Niagara won 27 games in the 1921-22 campaign.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRST
    NIAG
    Points 72 80
    FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 22-49 (.449)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 27-37 (.730)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 19

    2008-09 Season

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    Jan 11, 2009 @MRST 86, NIAG 68Recap
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    Mar 7, 2009 @NIAG 79, MRST 50Recap