NCAA Game Summary - Fairfield at Canisius
(Thursday, January 3)
Final Score: Fairfield 66, Canisius 45
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Maurice Barrow netted a career-high 21 points,
leading Fairfield to its sixth straight victory, a 66-45 decision on the road
against the Canisius Golden Griffins in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
action at the Koessler Athletic Center.
Barrow knocked down 9-of-13 shots from the floor and led all scorers in the
victory for the Stags (10-5, 2-1 MAAC), who haven't lost since a 67-55 setback
to this same Canisius squad back on Dec. 7 in the conference opener for both
teams. Derek Needham joined Barrow in double figures with 10 points, while
Keith Matthews was just under that mark with nine points.
Canisius (9-5, 2-1 MAAC) lost its first home game of the season, as well as
suffering its first conference loss. Billy Baron led the Golden Griffins in
defeat with 14 points. Chris Manhertz recorded a double-double in the loss
with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The Stags scored the first 11 points of the game and held Canisius scoreless
for the first five minutes. Fairfield's lead swelled to as many as 18
points in the first half, before the Stags settled in with a 34-17 advantage
at the break. Barrow was responsible for half of the team's 14 field goals
over the first 20 minutes, heading into intermission with 14 points. Canisius
was a meager 5-of-22 from the floor in the first half.
Canisius never got closer than 17 points in the second half and trailed by
more than 20 for much of the final 20 minutes. Neither team shot the ball
particularly well in the second half, with both knocking down nine field goals
in the frame.
Fairfield and Canisius both amassed 34 rebounds in the game, but the Golden
Griffins were guilty of 21 turnovers, resulting in 24 points for the Stags.
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