Canisius eliminates Niagara 102-97 in 3OT behind Valenti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti scored a career high 33 points as Canisius outlasted Niagara 102-97 in triple overtime in a first-round game in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday night. Canisius advances to play Iona in the quarterfinals Friday. Valenti made two free throws with 1:04 left in the third overtime to give Canisius (14-18) the lead for good...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius holds off late Niagara run in 65-60 win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti and Malcolm McMillan each scored 14 points, and Kevin Bleeker had nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks Thursday night to as Canisius held off Niagara 65-60. Kiefer Douse's jumper for Canisius made it 55-42 with 5:49 left to play, but the Purple Eagles used a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to cut the lead to 59-56 after a Matt Scott free...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Welton scores 24, St. Peter's beats Niagara 72-59

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Quadir Welton had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Antwon Portley added 21 points and six boards and St. Peter's beat Niagara 72-59 on Friday night. Welton had 17 and Portley 10 in the first half as the Peacocks (10-13, 8-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) built a 38-25 lead. Emile Blackman's 3-pointer pulled Niagara (6-20, 4-11) within 46-35 early in the...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Big first half carries Iona past Niagara 75-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Williams scored 21 points and Iona used a big first half to defeat Niagara 75-61 on Sunday. Deyshonee Much added 15 points as the Gaels (14-9, 11-3 Metro Atlantic) made eight of their 10 first-half 3-pointers for a 48-28 lead. Much and Williams combined for 23 points before the break. The Purple Eagles (6-19, 4-10) went on a 19-5 run in the second...
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February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas, Lundy lead Rider to 66-60 win over Niagara

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Kahlil Thomas and Xavier Lundy scored 20 points apiece and Rider took control down the stretch to defeat Niagara 66-60 on Friday night. The Broncs (10-14, 6-7 Metro Atlantic) trailed 32-24 at the half and didn't take the lead until a 3-point play by Thomas capped his personal 7-0 run and made it 46-45 with 9:30 to play. Jimmie Taylor's free throws at...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Siena beats Niagara 82-70 for 7th straight win in series

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth scored a career-high 24 points, Brett Bisping had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Siena beat Niagara 82-70 Tuesday night for the Saints' seventh straight win in the series. Matt Scott scored eight straight points to pull Niagara to 60-54 with just under eight minutes left. He scored 13 of his team's first 22 points of the second half. But Bisping...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

McMillan's 2nd half leads Canisius past rival Niagara 70-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Malcolm McMillan had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists, Phil Valenti added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Canisius beat longtime rival Niagara 70-61 Friday night. Valenti had 12 points in the first half as Canisius held a 32-30 lead. McMillan scored all but two of his points in the second half, including 8-of-8 shooting from the stripe in the final...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Satchell, Niagara rally past St. Peter's 63-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Justin Satchell scored the late, go-ahead jumper, Emile Blackman added a pair of free throws and Niagara held on Thursday night to give St. Peter's its first conference loss, 63-61. Matt Scott's 3-pointer tied it for Niagara at 3:27, and Satchell's baseline jumper made it 61-59 with 1:24 left, giving the junior a career-high 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Iona pulls away from Niagara late in 65-52 win

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) A.J. English scored 21 points and Jordan Washington had 20 points and eight rebounds as Iona defeated Niagara 65-52 Monday night. Isaiah Williams added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Iona (7-6, 4-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic). After posting a 32-27 halftime lead, English, Williams, Washington and Aaron Rountree scored all of Iona's 33 points in the second...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Siena pulls away from Niagara 75-63

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Javion Ogunyemi scored 23 points and Siena pulled away from Niagara 75-63 on Saturday. Ogunyemi was 7 of 11 from the floor, 9 of 10 from the line and grabbed 11 rebounds. Brett Bisping added 20 points for the Saints (9-5, 2-1 Metro Atlantic), and Lavon Long had 12 points, nine boards and six assists. Siena won the rebound battle 37-21. Emile Blackman led Niagara...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Freshman Cremo scores 25 to lead Albany past Niagara 65-56

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Freshman Joe Cremo scored a season-high 25 points to help Albany beat Niagara 65-56 on Wednesday night. Cremo was 9-of-12 shooting, including 3 of 3 from beyond the arc. Evan Singletary had 10 assists and Greig Stire grabbed 10 rebounds for Albany (9-4). The Great Danes led 32-24 at halftime behind Cremo's 11 points. They made 12 of their 24 field goals and...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn beats Niagara 80-79 in OT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Aakim Saintil scored 21 points and Trevon Woods hit a game-winning layup in overtime as LIU Brooklyn beat Niagara 80-79 on Saturday. The Blackbirds (5-3) trailed 79-78 in overtime when Woods sank a layup with five seconds left for the win. LIU Brooklyn trailed by nine, 65-56, with 6:47 left in regulation but Saintil and Martin Hermannsson helped close...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

St John's beats Niagara 48-44 in 100th meeting

NEW YORK (AP) Federico Mussini scored 11 points and Christian Jones added 10 points to help St. John's beat Niagara 48-44 on Wednesday night in the 100th all-time meeting. St. John's had a 38-26 lead early in the second half but went scoreless for seven-plus minutes. The Purple Eagles rallied to 43-37 with 3:39 remaining after Emile Blackman scored seven straight Niagara points...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara beats Quinnipiac 76-72

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Emile Blackman and Matt Scott had 20 points each on Friday night, and Niagara beat Quinnipiac 76-72 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Justin Satchell's jumper made it 72-67 for the Purple Eagles (3-5) with 31 seconds to play. The teams traded free throws, and Quinnipiac's Giovanni McLean made a 3-pointer with eight seconds...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

3-pointers help Hartford beat Niagara 77-73

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) George Blagojevic scored 18 points, John Carroll added 11 and grabbed 10 rebounds with five assists, and Hartford held off Niagara 77-73 on Tuesday to win its home opener. Jack Hobbs scored 13, hitting 3 of 3 3-pointers, Evan Cooper scored 11, and the Hawks (3-2) shot 12 of 26 from long distance. Trailing 39-27 at halftime, Niagara chipped away and pulled...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara edges NC A&T in 73-72 win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Marvin Prochet sank the winning bucket to cap a last-minute comeback and lift Niagara to a 73-72 win over NC A&T on Sunday. Trailing by 6 with 17 seconds to play, Niagara (2-3) got a bucket from Emile Blackman followed by Justin Satchell's 3-point play after a turnover that cut it to 72-71. The Purple Eagles then forced another turnover at the other...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara closes out Brown, 75-66

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead Niagara by Brown 75-66 on Wednesday night. Justin Satchell added 17 points and eight boards for the Purple Eagles (1-2), who shot 47.2 percent from the field while holding Brown to just 30.7 percent shooting. Niagara closed the first half on an 11-4 scoring stretch and led 38-30 at halftime...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara F Reid no longer with team amid legal concerns

Dominique Reid, a 6’8″ forward and MAAC All-Rookie Team selection last season, is no longer a member of the Niagara basketball team. The school issued a release in which athletics director Simon Gray said, “Dominique Reid will not be attending Niagara University during the 2015-16 academic year. Consistent with our commitment to student privacy obligations, the university will...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara hires Jada Pierce as women's basketball coach

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Niagara University has hired Saint Joseph's assistant Jada Pierce to become its women's basketball coach. Pierce was hired on Tuesday after spending the past three seasons working under Cindy Griffin, helping the Hawks reach consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013 and `14. She has 18 seasons of experience as an assistant coach split between the Division...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlantic Hockey Wrap: Purple Eagles’ prophesy fulfilled

This past December, when Along the Boards reached out to Niagara Purple Eagles coach Dave Burkholder, he expressed confidence in goaltender Jackson Teichroeb to help his struggling team punctuate a turnaround and salvage the 2014-15 season. “We are getting some people back into game shape,” Burkholder said at the time, partially referencing Teichroeb’s return from a […]...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara edges Fairfield 57-56

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Dominique Reid had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Matt Scott made two free throws with 23 seconds left to give Niagara a 57-56 win over Fairfield on Sunday. After Scott's free throws, which provided the fifth lead change down the stretch, Steve Johnston missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left. Wesley Meyers had 13 points and Scott had 11 for the Purple...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara beats Canisius, 82-71

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Dominique Reid tied a career-high with 20 points and added eight rebounds to help Niagara to an 82-71 victory over Canisius on Tuesday night. Emile Blackman had 18 points and six assists and Ramone Snowden added 15 points for the Purple Eagles (7-21, 6-13 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference). The win gave Niagara its first three-game win streak of the season and...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackman scores 30 in Niagara's 65-61 win at Rider

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Emile Blackman made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead Niagara to a 65-61 upset of Rider on Saturday. The Purple Eagles (6-21, 5-13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) lost 69-60 to the Broncs (19-10, 13-5) at home last Sunday but scored their first victory at Rider since January 2007. It was only the second victory for Niagara in the teams' last...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara holds off late Fairfield barrage, 55-53

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Dominique Reid and Wesley Myers combined to score 27 points and Niagara survived a late barrage of 3-pointers by Fairfield for a 55-53 win Thursday night. Reid scored on a layup and knocked down a pair of free throws in the final minute, and Myers was 4 for 4 from the free throw line to hold off the Stags, who got two 3s from Marcus Gilbert, including one...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marvin Dominique, St. Peter's rally past Niagara 77-65

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Marvin Dominique had a season-high 27 points with seven rebounds and St. Peter's overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Niagara 77-65 on Friday. Dominique scored 21 in the second half to spark the rally. St. Peter's trailed 43-29 early in the period but erased the deficit at 49-all just before the 10-minute mark. The Peacocks (13-13, 7-8 Metro Atlantic) continued...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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