Canisius offense goes cold in largest loss to Niagara in 16 years

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor LEWISTON -- Just like motorists throughout Western New York, Canisius' offense could not gain any traction on Wednesday evening. Niagara used a 27-point third quarter to snap a five-game losing streak to the Griffs, 74-52. It is the first win over Canisius since a first-round meeting in the MAAC … [Read more...]

Haim: Hemer, coaching staff building a program that will have a bright future

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It was the 2008-09 season. That was the last time Canisius women’s basketball had a winning record, either overall or in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play. Ten years have gone by, but the winning mentality is finally back in fruition on Main Street for the women’s basketball program, … [Read more...]

Hemer’s challenge pays off

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Going into last Saturday’s contest with Rider, one of two undefeated teams in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play, Canisius women’s basketball team was going to be challenged. One would think by the opposing team since they are unbeaten in MAAC play, but it ended up being by their head … [Read more...]

Quinnipiac asserts dominance in victory over Griffs

Sara Hinriksdóttir scored a team-high 18 points in the loss to Quinnipiac. She is now 65 points away from being eighth all-time on the Griffs' scoring list. (Tom Wolf / Canisius College) By Marshall Haim Sports Editor As the old saying goes, "Defense wins you championships." Basketball might not be the best example of … [Read more...]

Lady Griffs off to best start in MAAC play in 10 years

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A 3-pointer from D'Jhai Patterson-Ricks with 9.6 seconds left helped Canisius women's basketball to a 53-50 victory over Fairfield at the Koessler Athletic Center on Friday evening. Patterson-Ricks' shot was the result of fantastic ball movement from a pair of her teammates, Maria Welch and Anndea … [Read more...]

Youngstown State, Buffalo have own way against Canisius

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor A career day for Youngstown State’s Alison Smolinski helped the visiting Penguins double-up Canisius last Saturday at the Koessler Athletic Center, 62-36. Smolinski scored a season-high 29 points, making 10 of her 16 shot attempts, including a school-record nine 3-pointers. Six of her nine makes from … [Read more...]

Hemer earns first Division I victory against Albany

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It took until the sixth game, but Canisius women’s basketball head coach Scott Hemer has his first-ever victory at the Division I level. Hemer’s squad defeated Albany, 48-42, in a defensive battle before a crowd of 747 at the SEFCU Arena in Albany on Wednesday. “I am happy for the team,” Hemer told … [Read more...]

Marist giving Quinnipiac run for top team in MAAC

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor At the beginning of the year, it was a battle between Quinnipiac and Marist for the best women's team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Bobcats had the upper-hand in the preseason polls, but Marist is now making a statement that they are ready to dethrone the reigning MAAC … [Read more...]

Conely thriving under Griffs’ new style of play

Marshall Haim Sports Editor ALLEGANY, N.Y. -- Coming into this year's season, Shannon Conely played a combined 29 games, averaging just 6.8 minutes per game. In those games, she netted 48 points which resulted in 1.7 points per contest. Under first-year head coach Scott Hemer’s style of play, the junior is beginning to … [Read more...]

Griffs ready for tonight’s home opener

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It's crazy to think that basketball season is finally here. Canisius' women's basketball team will tipoff the 2018-19 season tonight when they face Miami (Ohio) at the Koessler Athletic Center at 7 p.m. This will be the first game for Canisius under new head coach Scott Hemer. Here are some things to … [Read more...]

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