Recap: Canisius vs. Iona
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Billy Baron scored 23 points to lead all five starters in double figures for the Canisius Golden Griffins who topped the Iona Gaels, 77-74, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Koessler Athletic Center.
Harold Washington had 13 points, Isaac Sosa and Chris Manhertz each added 12 and Jordan Heath put in 10 for Canisius (15-8, 8-4 MAAC) which has won five of its last six.
Taaj Ridley had 18 points, Lamont Jones added 13 and Curtis Dennis and David Laury each chipped in 11 while Laury also collected 16 rebounds for Iona (14-9, 8-4) which has lost three straight.
Iona got out to a 40-38 lead at halftime despite shooting 37.5 percent from the floor. Canisius shot 43.8 percent but had a 6-3 deficit from the free-throw line.
After halftime Canisius shot just 34.8 percent from the floor but was able to rally by hitting 7-of-14 from beyond the arc and 16-of-21 from the free-throw line.
The Golden Griffins had a 42-21 edge in points from beyond the arc to overcome a 49-35 deficit in rebounds.Game Notes