Canisius, Niagara drop MAAC contests Friday night

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Canisius and Niagara both opened the weekend with a loss Friday night.

Rider held on to beat the Griffs 60-59, while Saint Peter’s staged a huge second-half rally to top the Purple Eagles 77-65.

Josiah Heath scored a career-high 20 for Canisius, but Rider hit a couple clutch three-pointers down the stretch for the one-point win.

St. Peter’s scored 50 of their 77 points in the second half to beat Niagara. 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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