BUFFALO, N.Y. – Julius Coles scored 18 points to lead all five Canisius starters in double figures as the Golden Griffins defeated Marist 75-60 on Friday night to split the season series.
Canisius (11-11, 5-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) used a 21-6 spurt late in the first half to take control.
Leading 27-21 with 6:12 to go before the break, the Golden Griffins hit 5 of 7 3-pointers en route to a 48-27 halftime advantage.
Despite a career-high 22 points from Candon Rusin, the Red Foxes (4-20, 3-9) could get no closer than 12 in the second half and lost their seventh straight.
Marist won the previous meeting 74-64 on Dec. 5, but has won only two games since.
Greg Logins added 17 points, Alshwan Hymes 14, Elton Frazier 12 and Gaby Belardo 10 for Canisius, which shot 51.8 percent from the field (29 of 56).
The Golden Griffins have won three of their last four games.