Billy Baron scored a career-high 33 points
Billy Baron is just one of those guys that when the shot clock is running down, you want the ball in his hands.
The junior guard hit big shot after big shot and took a beating as he scored a career-high 33 points en route to a 77-70 road win for his Canisius Golden Griffins (16-9, 9-5) over Niagara (14-11, 10-4) Sunday afternoon, avenging an earlier season loss to the “big 4″ rival.
“We came together,” said Griffs head coach Jim Baron. ”Our guys understood what we needed to do, and we stepped up and rebounded the ball.” Canisius won the rebounding battle in both halves and finished the game with a 38-34 edge.
Jordan Heath had 12 of those rebounds for Canisius as well as eight points, but none bigger than the two he had with under a minute to play on a fast break put-back dunk.
“I just remember Harold took off running and I was thinking, ‘If he misses this, it’s going to come right off the front so I was trying to catch him and I was able ...