BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Billy Baron scored 38 points, tying a season-high, in leading Canisius to a 78-65 victory over Marist on Sunday.
Baron entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring (23.5 points per game). He was 12 of 23 from the field, made five 3-pointers and 9 of 10 free throws on the day. Chris Manhertz added 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Canisius (14-7, 8-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Canisius ran away from Marist in the first half, leading 38-24 with Baron scoring 25 points. The Golden Griffins went on a 22-4 run in the final 7 minutes of the half.
Marist beat Canisius on Jan. 4, handing the Golden Griffins one of their two MAAC losses. Canisius remains tied atop the conference with Iona.