Showing posts with label Canisius Golden Griffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canisius Golden Griffins. Show all posts

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Billy Baron Scores Career-High 38 to Lead Canisius over Rider in 2OT

College Hoops Player of the Day for Friday, January 10, 2014

There were no Top 25 teams in action Friday night, and, only seven games played in all of division 1, but that didn't deter Billy Baron from putting on an offensive show, scoring a career-high 38 points to lead the Canisius Golden Griffins to a 91-94, double overtime win over the Rider Broncs.

The nation's sixth-leading scorer at 22.7 points per game, Baron got his team into overtime by scoring the final four points in regulation, then kept the Griffins' hopes alive with a three-point play with 12 seconds left in the first overtime, and scored 11 of Canisius' 13 points in the second overtime, including a pair of three-pointers, the last of which broke a 91-91 tie with one second left, for the win.

Baron was 11-for-19 from the field, including 4-for-10 from beyond the arc. He canned 12 of 13 free throws and had seven rebounds, helping the Golden Griffins to a share of first place in the MAAC, along with Manhattan, Iona and Quinnipiac, all at 4-1.

Rider fell a game back, at 3-2, along with Sienna. The Golden Griffins next host Monmouth on Sunday, January 12.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Billy Baron Drops 31 on Holy Cross as Golden Griffins Win, 83-73

College Hoops Player of the Day for Monday, December 16, 2013

A power shift may be underway in the MAAC, and it will manifest itself in wins for Canisius College, if senior guard Billy Baron keeps putting up numbers like he did in the Golden Griffins' 83-73 win at Holy Cross Monday night.

Baron pumped in a season-high 31 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including making four of eight from beyond the arc. Baron was also perfect from the foul line, dropping in all 13 of his free throw attempts. Playing 39 minutes, Baron had nine rebounds and five assists for an all-around fine performance, one of many over the course of his four years at Canisius.

He's scored in double figures in 10 of Canisius' 11 games, his 20.4 points per game helping the Golden Griffins to a 7-4 wins and a 2-0 mark in the MAAC with wins over Perennial powerhouse Sienna, and St. Peter's.

The Golden Griffins host Lamar on the 21st, but then play three straight road games, at Notre Dame, St. Peter's and Marist through January 6th. Surviving that stretch will go a long way in determining the team's desire and depth.