Canisius pulls away midway through 2nd, beats Niagara 95-88
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Reese scored 26 points and Canisius beat Niagara 95-88 on Wednesday night.
Canisius (20-10, 14-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) rebounded from a one-point loss to Rider on Sunday and has won seven of its last eight games. Niagara (18-12, 11-6) had its four-game win streak snapped.
Reese was 9 of 15 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Jermaine Crumpton added 16 points for the Golden Griffins, who shot 30 of 59 (51 percent) overall.
The Purple Eagles closed the first half on a 5-0 spurt for a 40-37 halftime lead. It was tied 58-58 with 11:19 remaining when Canisius used a 25-10 run for an 83-69 lead with 5:23 to play and cruised from there.
Updated February 21, 2018