POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Sam Prescott scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds to lead five players in double figures for Marist in a 74-64 win over Canisius in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play on Sunday.
The Red Foxes (2-6, 2-0) shot 17 for 34 from the floor (50 percent) in the opening half and led 45-26 at halftime. But Marist made only three field goals in the second, allowing the Golden Griffins to hang around.
A tip-in from Tomas Vazquez-Simmons with 8:53 left to play pulled Canisius (3-4, 0-2) to within 8, 60-52. But Marist went 9 for 14 from the free-throw line the rest of the way and the Golden Griffins never got within 10 points.