Canisius senior Jonathan Sanks connected on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 7.9 seconds left to play and capped a furious comeback as the Golden Griffins overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to earn an 81-80 win over Rider Friday night at Alumni Gymnasium in Lawrenceville, N.J…
With a deficit ahead, the Golden Eagles powered through in order to generate a comeback offensive movement.
Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy) came up with a steal and finished a fast break alley-oop dunk assisted by Danny Ashley.
Miyah Sizer (Brighton) handed out a career-best seven assists while Gjonaj finished with seven points, four rebounds and three blocks.
Prior to the game, RIT honored its four member of the Class of 2019 in Marcell Davis (Buffalo, NY/St. Joseph’s Institute), Jaymee Rosser (Newark, NY/Newark), Justin Schneider (Aurora, NY/Southern Cayuga) and DJ Walker (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) as they made their penultimate appearance at Clark Gym.
Sabrina Wolfe (Troy, NY/Troy) tallied 12 points and had five rebounds, while Alyssa Juergens (Rochester, NY/Hilton) chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.
RIT shot 42.4 percent from the floor on 25-of-59 shooting. The Tigers were an impressive 20-of-22 from the foul line.
Lance Tebay led Vassar with a game-high 22 points.
Jay Sarkis (Rochester, N.Y.) and Breon Harris (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) chipped in with 13 points apiece.
Sophomore Caroline White (Fairport, N.Y.) turned in an outstanding effort off the bench for the Wildcats, as she played 28 minutes and totaled five points and a career-high 14 rebounds.