Kuakumensah, Brown rally Niagara past Siena 72-71
Kuakumensah made 8 of 11 shots from the floor for the Purple Eagles (6-11, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and his back-to-back layups helped Niagara forge a 68-all tie with 1:39 remaining. Raheem Solomon’s layup put the Purple Eagles ahead 70-68. Brown’s two free throws stretched Niagara’s advantage to two possessions and they proved crucial when Jordan King sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Saints (7-9, 3-4).
Solomon finished with 16 points and six rebounds for Niagara. Marcus Hammond scored 12, but he made just 3 of 11 shots.
Niagara shot 50% from the floor and 3-point range and made 18 of 23 free throws (78%). Siena also shot 50% overall. The Saints hit 7 of 16 from distance (44%) and 14 of 19 at the foul line (74%).