Canisius, Niagara drop MAAC games on Sunday

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Canisius lost its second straight conference game, falling to Rider 88-70 Sunday afternoon at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Takal Molson, who didn’t have a field goal in the first half, finished the game with 13 points and was just 1-for-7 from beyond the arc.  Isaiah Reese went 0-for-9 from distance and had just 10 points.  The Griffs were led by Malik Johnson, who finished with 14.

Canisius travels to Quinnipiac on Thursday.

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Niagara scored 50 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Rider answered with 68 points over the final 20 minutes of action in a 104-84 win over the Purple Eagles on Sunday.

Khalil Tate led NU with 19 points which included a 5-for-9 effort on 3-pointers.

Niagara travels to Siena on Thursday.

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