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2014 MAAC Quarterfinals: Iona Cruises, Canisius Wins as Team

Iona had no issues dispatching Rider while Canisius had to battle to move past the Siena Saints and into the semifinals against the Gaels.


Iona Cruises to Victory

Iona had no trouble sprinting to victory in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament. The Gaels used their up tempo offense, including somehow from David Laury, to get past Rider, 94-71.

Tre Bowman made five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points for the Gaels, while Laury got up and down the the floor for 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Sean Armand added 20 points.

Iona was buoyed by getting to the line 25 times, and drawing a large number of fouls in the first half when the Gaels built their lead against the Broncs.

Anthony Myles scored 19 points for Rider, including four 3-pointers. Daniel Stewart had 12 points and seven boards in the loss.

Baron's Supporting Cast Helps Canisius Advance

Jimmy Patsos has tried the Box-and-1 to try and shut down big-time shooters in the past, and he attempted to do the same Saturday against Billy Baron.

The second-leading scorer in the country managed to make just five shots from the floor and score 17 points. But Canisius isn't just a single player, and the rest of the Griffins managed to get their leaders' back.

Chris Perez had 13 points and Chris Manhertz added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. All five starters for Canisius finished in double-figures.

Brett Bisping had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Saints, and Rob Poole added 14 points in the loss.