Tonawanda News — Perez added 19 points, while Manhertz had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Heath finished with four blocks.
Niagara struggled to get to the line, shooting only 16 free throws compared to Canisius’ 29. When they did get there, the Purple Eagles struggled, hitting only seven (43.8 percent). The Golden Griffin hit 26 of theirs (89.7 percent).
Mason, the top scorer in the country, led Niagara with 29 points. Jordan had 19, while senior Marcus Ware — who started in place of Joe Thomas — grabbed 10 boards before fouling out with just over five minutes remaining.
The Purple Eagles host Marist at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gallagher Center. Casey he wasn’t sure if McCall would be available, calling the injury “day-to-day.”
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