MAAC Tournament woes for Canisius women continue

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor ALBANY -- Since Canisius last appeared in the MAAC Championship in 2009, the MAAC Tournament has been unkind for the Blue and Gold. After Saturday afternoon's 64-53 loss to Monmouth -- the team's third conference tournament loss to the Hawks in six years -- the Griffs have now lost their last five … [Read more...]

Haim: ‘Overtime was the best thing that could have happened’

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor ALBANY – The opening half looked bleak. Manhattan was running all over Canisius in all facets of the game and it was looking like Canisius was destined to be ousted by the No. 7 seed for a second straight year. That all changed when Canisius ended the final 4:34 of regulation on a 10-3 run helped … [Read more...]

Hemer’s unselfishness becoming apparent at opportune time

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It’s not often you see a basketball head coach showing how unselfish he or she is. Scott Hemer displayed that during an interview with The Griffin on Wednesday. The first-year head coach guided the Canisius women to a 9-9 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play, their first winning … [Read more...]

Sanderlin scores on final three possessions, lifting Canisius past Niagara

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Danielle Sanderlin was the undisputed MVP in Canisius’ 52-51 victory over Niagara last night at the Koessler Athletic Center. The sophomore forward scored on all three of the Griffs’ final possessions, giving Canisius a 9-8 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play. With the win, it … [Read more...]

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...]


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