Niagara 79, Hartford 76
Juan’ya Green scored 25 points and Marvin Jordan added 20 points
to help Niagara hold off winless Hartford 79-76 on Saturday
Jordan also had seven assists and six steals for the Purples
Eagles (4-6), who built a 17-point lead early in the second half.
Antoine Mason finished with 14 points and six rebounds, but had six
Niagara took 49-32 lead – its largest in the game – when Jordan
made a 3-pointer with 14:56 left in the second half. However, the
Purple Eagles had a tough time holding off Hartford, which rallied
and cut Niagara’s lead to three points on a free throw by Nate
Sikma with 33 seconds left.
But the Hawks (0-10) pulled no closer. The Purple Eagles pushed
their lead to eight points after Jordan made two free throws and
Ameen Tanksley knocked down three from the line.
Wes Cole led Hartford with 26 points.