Canisius with 6-0 late surge, beats Iona 89-83
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti scored 18 points, Kassius Robertson forced two late turnovers, and Canisius closed on a 6-0 spurt to beat Iona 89-83 on Tuesday night.
Jermaine Crumpton added 17 points and made four 3-pointers for the Golden Griffins (16-11, 9-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Kiefer Douse chipped in 16 for Canisius, which had six in double-figures.
Robertson forced a turnover that led to Crumpton’s 3-pointer, giving Canisius an 86-83 lead with 1:19 to play. Iona committed a turnover on its next possession, but Taylor Bessick blocked a shot and Robertson missed a 3, and the Gaels had the ball with 33 seconds left. Robertson forced another turnover and made two free throws to stretch the lead to 88-83.
The Gaels’ Deyshonee Much missed a 3-pointer and Malik Johnson split a pair of free throws to end it.
Jon Severe and Jordan Washington scored 15 points apiece to lead Iona (17-10, 10-6). Washington grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.