Baron bails out Griffs to beat Iona

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Canisius blew a 16-point second half lead, then staged a mini comeback of their own to top Iona 85-83 Friday night.

Billy Baron scored 29 points – the final two, sealing the win at the free throw line, after Baron stole a pass and drew a foul going to the basket.

Iona scored 18 straight points in the second half to take the lead, after the Griffs controlled the action for much of the night.

Chris Perez had 17 points for the Griffs, while freshman Zach Lewis pumped in 14. Canisius plays at Monmouth on Sunday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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