Canisius 67, Fairfield 55
Billy Baron and Harold Washington each scored 19 points as
Canisius defeated Fairfield 67-55 Friday night in a Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference opener.
The Golden Griffins (5-1), who finished 5-25 last season, have
already matched that victory total in their first season for coach
Billy Baron, the coach’s son, made 5 of 7 shots in the first
half and had 12 of his points as Canisius took a 36-30 lead at the
break. He transferred from Rhode Island after last season when his
father left there to take the Canisius job.
Washington scored 14 of his points in the second half. Jordan
Heath scored 10 points and blocked four shots for the Golden
Griffins before fouling out.
Derek Needham, with 11 points, was the only player in double
figures for the Stags (4-5), who had won their last nine games