Turnovers plague Griffs, lose fifth straight

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor After a loss on the road to the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Sunday, Canisius made the quick trip to Amherst to face crosstown rival, the University at Buffalo. The Bulls picked to finish as the top team in the MAC East Division in the preseason poll assured that with a 73-47 win over the Griffs on Thursday … [Read more...]

Griffs look to end three-game losing streak Sunday in Ohio

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor There is no denying that Sara Hinriksdóttir has been the best player for women’s basketball through the team’s first six games. The forward is leading the team in multiple categories, including points, rebounds and assists per game (15.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG and 5.0 APG). Her average of five assists per game is … [Read more...]

Vernon scores game-winning basket in overtime thriller over Bonnies

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor For playing in just her second collegiate game, Olivia Vernon sure did not play like it. The freshman point guard scored the game-winning basket with 2.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Griffs a thrilling 71-69 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night. It was the first overtime win for Canisius … [Read more...]

Griffs tripped up by Colgate in season opener

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A 22-point second quarter wasn't quite enough for the Canisius women's basketball team in their season and home opener on Friday losing to Colgate, 70-63. The win for Colgate is their first road win over Canisius since Feb. 11, 1989. It is also their Colgate's first win over the Griffs since Nov. 14, … [Read more...]

Three soon-to-be Griffs ink their NLIs for women’s basketball

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Thursday afternoon, Canisius women’s basketball head coach Terry Zeh announced three players have signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to join the Canisius program beginning next year. Jilly Licurgo, Anna Jackson and Avery LaBarbera each put their pens on the signature line to join the … [Read more...]

Experience is key

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Basketball season is in the air. A week from Friday the women’s basketball team will play in their first game of the 2017-18 season at home against Colgate. This year’s team has a lot of returning experience, which will help both head coach Terry Zeh and his players in the long run, especially toward … [Read more...]

Zeh, Griffs believing in ‘The Process’ this season

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor "The process." It's the mantra originated by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers four years ago that has sparked multiple teams to adopt the same motto, including the Buffalo Bills under first-year head coach Sean McDermott. The saying has now reached the collegiate scene in Buffalo with the women's … [Read more...]

Preseason basketball rankings are perfectly fine

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor There’s nothing wrong with being an underdog.  The Canisius Golden Griffins will be considered that for the entire season after the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced their coaches’ preseason polls this past Wednesday evening. The men’s basketball team was predicited to finish ninth in the … [Read more...]

A year in sports

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor As is typical of all sports programs, Canisius athletics had its ups and downs in the 2016-17 season. In the fall, the men’s cross country team finished in second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Iona Gaels dominated the race, taking spots one through eight. Galen Snyder … [Read more...]

Marist’s 2nd half offense too much for Griffs

By Marshall Haim Assistant Sports Editor The Canisius Golden Griffins' offense came to play on Thursday morning during the 18th annual Kids Day game, however defensively the Griffs couldn't contain the Marist Red Foxes. Canisius allowed 53 second half points to the Red Foxes, after allowing just eight in the 2nd quarter, enabling the … [Read more...]

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