Posted February 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
Billy Baron scored 23 points and Harold Washington added 13 as Canisius defeated Iona 77-74 Saturday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. The Golden Griffins (15-8, 8-4) prevailed with balanced scoring and late free throws. Iona (14-9, 8-4), up 40-38 at halftime, got a career-high 18 points from Taaj Ridley. The Gaels outscored Canisius 40-10 on points in the paint, but they couldn't overcome the Golden Griffins' shooting and their own mistakes. In a tight game throughout, Iona led 74-72 when Baron was fouled on a late 3-point attempt. Baron hit all three shots and Canisius led 75-74 with 0:58 left. Iona committed turnovers on its final two possessions in the last 0:36. Jordan Heath and Isaac Sosa each hit a foul shot in the last 26 seconds. Canisius hit 14 of 30 treys, Iona 9 of 14. Canisius outscored Iona 19-9 on free throws.

Hot Shooting Propels Canisius past Loyola (Md.)

Jim Baron said his guys “beat a good team today.” Jordan Heath has said he takes pride in blocking shots.  He must be pretty proud of his effort Thursday against Loyola then. Heath scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and fell just three blocks short of a triple-double as Canisius took down Loyola (Md.) 91-79 behind all five starters scoring in double-figures...

Offensive Battle Decided by Key Defensive Stands

The last time Iona and Canisius met, the Gaels dropped nearly 100 on the Griffs.  This time around, not so much. This MAAC contest was hyped as a track meet and as both teams nailed perimiter shots, it was a few key defensive stands and free throws down the stretch that sealed a 77-74 win for Canisius to move into a tie for second-place in the conference. “A number of guys stepped...
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