Found December 07, 2012 on
Billy Baron and Harold Washington each scored 19 points as Canisius defeated Fairfield 67-55 Friday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener.
The Golden Griffins (5-1), who finished 5-25 last season, have already matched that victory total in their first season for coach Jim Baron.
Billy Baron, the coach's son, made 5 of 7 shots in the first half and had 12 of his points as Canisius took a 36-30 lead at the break. He transferred from Rhode Island after last season when his father left there to take the Canisius job.
Washington scored 14 of his points in the second half. Jordan Heath scored 10 points and blocked four shots for the Golden Griffins before fouling out.
Derek Needham, with 11 points, was the only player in double figures for the Stags (4-5), who had won their last nine games against Canisius.
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Billy Baron and Harold Washington combined for 38 points as Canisius opened MAAC play with a win on Friday night, taking down Fairfield 67-55.
The contest was close throughout with Canisius leading most of the way.
The Griffs shot just under 49% from the field while shutting down the Stags offense, holding them below 40% shooting.
On the night, Canisius had no trouble getting to...
Billy Baron had 16 points and 11 assists as he helped guide Canisius to their 3rd consecutive win Sunday afternoon, taking down Marist 94-82.
Baron had a great game, finishing just two rebounds short of recording a triple-double as the Griffs dominated on the boards.
Canisius out-rebounded the Red Foxes 47-29, pulling down 19 offensive rebounds in the win.
Leading the way for the...
Harold Washington scored 25 points, Billy Baron had a double-double and Chris Manhertz grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds as Canisius beat Marist 94-82 Sunday.
Baron finished with 16 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Alshwan Hymes came off the bench for 13 points and Isaac Sosa chipped in 11 for the Golden Griffins, who scored the game's first three points and rolled to...