By Nick Veronica
Interviews following Canisius’ 75-67 loss against Marist, which has won only four games all season but three in a row…
Canisius coach Jim Baron
“We knew it was going to be a battle,” Jim Baron famously opened.
“Our youthness caught up [to us],” he said, alluding to new roles young players had to take on following Phil Valenti’s injury (update here).
“With Phil being out, now we have to put Crump in, who’s a freshman, and Cassidy [Ryan] in, who’s a freshman. It’s a league that’s very challenging when you have so many young guys who have to perform. But that’s all part of it. That’s no excuse. Guys have to step up.”
Baron called Marist’s Chavaugn Lewis “one of the best wingmen in the league.”
“He just took it to us,” Baron said. “We had nobody to guard him.”
Canisius players Jermaine Crumpton, Zach Lewis
“I think he was on fire,” Zach Lewis said of Chavaughn Lewis, who dropped a career-high 35 points.
(Which is a great lead-in to an NBA Jam discussion we had on Twitter during the game. That’s current Canisius assistant Mike Iuzzolino on the screen.)
(Lozar was not the one who made Iuzzolino 0-for-10.)
Marist coach Mike Maker and Chavaughn Lewis