LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP)Tahj Staveskie’s 21 points helped Canisius defeat Rider 81-78 on Friday night.
Staveskie also contributed five assists for the Golden Griffins (7-18, 5-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Jacco Fritz scored 19 points while going 5 of 6 and 8 of 9 from the free throw line, and added eight rebounds. Tre Dinkins was 4 of 7 shooting (4 for 5 from distance) to finish with 13 points.
Dwight Murray Jr. led the Broncs (14-10, 11-4) in scoring, finishing with 26 points, six rebounds and two steals. Mervin James added 11 points for Rider. In addition, Tariq Ingraham had 11 points. The loss broke the Broncs’ eight-game winning streak.
Both teams next play Sunday. Canisius visits Mount St. Mary’s while Rider visits Quinnipiac.
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