Canisius holds off Niagara in men's basketball Battle of the Bridge 67-63

Posted at 11:05 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 23:36:52-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A strong showing early in the second half propelled Canisius men's basketball to a 67-63 win over Niagara at Koessler Athletic Center on Friday.

The Golden Griffins trailed by a point going into the locker room, but led by as many as 15 points in the second half.

Majesty Brandon led the way with 19 points off the bench for Canisius. Niagara's James Towns chipped in 18 points to lead the Purple Eagles.

The two teams split the Battle of the Bridge for the 2019-2020 season. The 10th seeded Griffs play Iona on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Niagara, the 6th seed, will play Marist on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.