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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...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
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...
Via Associated Press
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 […]...
Via Along the Boards
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

College Basketball Team Stranded In Snow For 26 Hours

It’s safe to say Old Man Winter is in mid-season form already. 29 Niagara University Purple Eagles players, coaches and family members found themselves stranded on the New York State Thruway early Thursday morning after their vehicle stalled out due to heavy snowfall.  The team was eventually rescued at around 4 a.m. ET after multiple heavy duty snowplows [&hellip (Visited...
Via No Coast Bias
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara basketball team stranded on bus in snowstorm

The Niagara women’s basketball team has been sitting on a bus for over 22 hours and counting. And they’ve spent much of that time being stuck in the snow. The team was traveling back from their game against Pittsburgh on Monday night. But unfortunately, they got stuck in a huge snowstorm along the way. They left Pittsburgh at 9:30 p.m. ET, but around 1 a.m. encountered the storm...
Via The Sports Daily
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Antoine Mason Transfers To Auburn

Antooine Mason will transfer from Niagara to Auburn. Mason, a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 25.6 points last season, will be eligible this season for Pearl and the Tigers due to the NCAA's transfer rule, which allows players who have graduated and have eligibility remaining to be able to play immediately. Mason is the son of Anthony Mason. Mason chose Auburn over Providence. "It was...
Via RealGM
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nation's top returning scorer transferring to Auburn

Bruce Pearl is already making a major impact at Auburn. After getting former Marshall guard Kareem Canty to commit to the Tigers earlier this month, Pearl pulled in another major transfer in Niagara guard and the nation’s leading returning scorer, Antoine Mason. Mason — the son of former NBA All Star Anthony Mason — announced his decision to join the Tigers this morning on...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Sykes hits 20 points for third game in a row as No. 23 Syracuse dumps Niagara 80-44

Brittney Sykes scored 20 points and Isabella Slim added 17 more to lead No. 23 Syracuse to an 80-44 win over Niagara on Thursday night. Syracuse (10-1) opened the game with a 22-6 run to build a lead that was never challenged. Sykes was 6 of 9 from the field and a perfect 8 for 8 from the foul line, making it the third straight game she's scored at least 20 points. Shakeya Leary...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara wins 1 against St. Peter's 61-56

Antoine Mason pumped in a season-high 35 points and Niagara scored 46 second-half points to come from behind and defeat St. Peter's 61-56 on Sunday. Mason -the current NCAA scoring leader at 28.8 ppg-made 13-of-24 shots (54 percent) from the field and paced Niagara (2-8, 0-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in a convincing second half performance. Rayvon Harris added 10 points...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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