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Niagara edges Canisius

Marcus Hammond had 17-points to lead Niagara to a 69-66 win over rival Canisius in Lewiston Wednesday night.
Credit: Niagara Sports Information

LEWISTON, N.Y. — Raheem Solomon made his only two free throws with 31 seconds remaining to help Niagara close out Canisius 69-66.

His free throws gave the Purple Eagles a 67-66 lead. Malik Johnson turned it over on Canisius' following possession, the ball was passed out to Justin Roberts who converted a layup with 20 seconds left.

Following the Golden Griffins' timeout, Scott Hitchon missed a 3-point attempt with 10 seconds left.

Johnson grabbed the offensive rebound and threw it out to Jordan Henderson with four seconds remaining and his 3 attempt was off to end the game.

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