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Canisius beats Nichols, 51-50 (with video)

I just took in Canisius' 51-50 home win over Nichols. I had some transmission problems from the court, plus I've got a lot of work to do for tomorrow's Scholastic Spotlight. I'll have some details and video clips later.

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Some nice back-and-forth action in the fourth quarter as Canisius takes a 45-44 lead with less than three minutes to play.

Aaron Nevins uses his ultra-quickness to get to the hoop for a 47-44 Canisius lead.

An exchange of free throws left Canisius with a 49-46 lead; after some near misses by Canisius (above), Stan Wier brings Nichols within one at 49-48.

James Gaines hits two free throws with 18.3 seconds left to put Nichols up, 51-48. Listen for the fans' "UUUUU!"

This is the view of the game when your laptop battery needs an outlet. (Keith McShea/Buffalo News) On Nichols' final possession, the iPhone got stuck in a screen and couldn't get a good shot, which is pretty much what happened to Nichols. The Vikings were down three and had a player drive the basket; the drive came too late -- Nichols didn't even have enough time to foul.

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From halftime until the fourth quarter, my laptop battery needed some love, which brought me to floor level, as the picture shows.

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Here's the game story in High School Extra.

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If you were at the game or saw another one, feel free to file a report right here.

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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