Marist Basketball Prevails at Canisius by 18

By Mike Ferraro

BUFFALO – The Marist men’s basketball team earned a 76-58 win at Canisius in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Friday night at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Marist hit its first four shots from the field. This included a pair of three-pointers by Javon

Cooley as the Red Foxes led 11-6 at the 17:17 mark.

The lead changed four times in the first half.

A three-pointer by Noah Harris gave Marist its largest lead of the first half, a 33-24 advantage at the 4:40 mark.

Canisius scored the final five points of the first half, and Marist’s lead was cut to 38-37 after 20 minutes.

An 8-0 run early in the second half gave the Golden Griffins a five-point lead, their largest of the game. However, Marist countered with a 7-0 run to grab the lead back.

With 12:51 remaining, a jumper by Patrick Gardner gave Marist the lead for good.

Gardner’s three-pointer with 7:44 remaining punctuated a 10-0 Marist run. The Golden

Griffins were held scoreless for a span of 3:46.

Marist’s lead reached as high as 20 twice.

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