What it means: Canisius stayed perfect through the first weekend of MAAC play. The Griffs jumped out to a huge lead with hot shooting and led by as many as 28 in the second half before Siena closed the gap as Canisius’ defense relaxed. Victory was rarely in doubt.
Secondary scoring? You bet. Billy Baron led the way with 21 but secondary scoring came from high and low Sunday. Dominique Raney had 19 and Zach Lewis had 18. Canisius made 15 three-pointers. Siena made one.
Rebounding: Siena had the edge in rebounds, 35-30, but you wouldn’t have known without looking at the stats.
MAAC attack: Canisius swept its opening weekend of conference games for the second consecutive season. Canisius’ next conference game is Jan. 4 at Saint Peter’s.
800 club: The game was Jim Baron’s 800th a head coach. The win improved his record to 414-386.
Stats that were good: Billy Baron had 13 assists … the Griffs were 15 of 26 from behind the arc (57.7 percent) … Raney made 6 of 7 field goals … Canisius had 24 assists on 31 field goals.
Stats that were bad: Siena outscored Canisius 42-36 in the second half … Chris Manhertz fouled out.
Notes: The last time Canisius scored 100 points, if you’re curious, was Feb. 16, 2005 in a 113-101 overtime loss to Niagara.
Next game: Canisius plays UB Wednesday at the First Niagara Center. Niagara and Davidson tip off at 6 p.m. with Canisius-UB to follow at about 8 p.m.Follow @nickveronica
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