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Canisius-Longwood Game Wrap

Canisius 82, Longwood 54

How Canisius Won: The Griffs shot 50 percent from the field, a rousing 46 percent from three, forced 15 turnovers and drew four charges -- and not a single player logged more than 29 minutes. What does it say about their depth when leading scorers Billy Baron and Harold Washington combine for eight poits and they still win by 28?

Turning Point: Isaac Sosa drained three threes before the game was 2 1/2 minutes old. That set the tone right there. The Griffs ended up making 13 shots from behind the arc and have canned at least 12 in each of the last three games.

Player of the Game: Sosa attempted 12 shots, all threes, and made eight of them. That's one off the school record Alshwan Hymes set last season.

Best Supporting Role: Washington took just five shots but handed out a season-high seven assists. He had 30 points in last year's win at Longwood.

Stat Check: The Griffs drew four charges and are up to 19 on the season. Consider this: That's more than they took in 30 games last season.

Stat Check II: Longwood won the boards, 40-34, with 16 of those coming on the offensive end. Not good.

What It Means: The Griffs are 7-2 heading into the toughest back-to-back games on the schedule.

They Said It

Griffs coach Jim Baron on the rebounding totals: "We didn't rebound like we did against Syracuse or Marist and that's something we're going to have to be more consistent with."

Baron on Jordan Heath's ankle: "We'll ice him up tomorrow and take it one game at a time."

Baron on 6-foot-10 Freddy Asprilla drawing two charges: "I got a 300-pound guy taking a charge? That is huge. You know how hard that is for a 300-pound guy to take a charge? I mean, that is huge. That's unbelieveable. Because when our guards play matador defense . . . we have to cover down and our bigs have to step in."

In the House: There were 1,205 at the KAC with the students on break.

Next Up: The Griffs head to Philly to meet Temple on Wednesday night then book to Las Vegas for a game with No. 20 UNLV on Saturday.

-- Bob DiCesare


Canisius | College basketball | Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
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Bob Dicesare

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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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