Perunicic gave St Francis the lead for the first time with 4:35 remaining in the half. The junior from Belgrade, Serbia took a Dre Calloway pass in transition and hit from the left side of the floor. Four minutes later, when Perunicic connected from the right side of the floor, St Francis led 37-35.
Alshwan Hymes turned in another career night, and Tomas Vazquez-Simmons registered a double-double as the Canisius Golden Griffins downed the South Dakota Coyotes 73-69 in non-conference action at the Dakota Dome.
Gaby Belardo scored 19 including six straight in the opening moments of the second half, but the Canisius Golden Griffins fell in Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference play to the Marist Red Foxes, 74-64.
Frazier knocked down a jumper in the lane, Coles hit a 3, and Hymes led freshman, Chris Manhertz for a dunk and the Griffs made it an 83-77 game with with just under three minutes remaining.
Logins started a 10-0 first-half run with a 3 from the corner assisted by Robert Goldsberry. After a Binghamton turnover, Gaby Belardo dished to Frazier for the lay up. One minute later, Goldsberry again found Logins – this time for a deuce. Hymes capped the run with a three from the corner, and the Griffs held a 20-10 advantage.
Senior, Byron Mulkey had a career-best game as the UB Bulls dismantled the Canisius Golden Griffins 81-64 in a crosstown rivalry game at the Koessler Athletic Center Tuesday night.
Seniors, Robert Goldsberry (Troy, Ohio) and Tomas Vazquez-Simmons (Rochester, N.Y.) netted 14 points apiece, and a constantly-changing Griffin defense suffocated the Eagles as Canisius triumphed 71-51. The victory was the second in as many tries at the Koessler Athletic Center.
The lead changed hands three times in the first half. After Gaby Belardo found Elton Frazier with an alley oop for a dunk, the Orange went on a 9-0 run. Triche hit a three. Kris Joseph scored in the lane, was fouled and converted the free throw. Jackson hit a jumper in the lane, and Scoop Jardine went the length of the court for the 9-2 lead.
Senior, Julius Coles (Harlem, N.Y.) and red shirt sophomore, Gaby Belardo (San Juan, Puerto Rico) sparked a rally from an early deficit as the Golden Griffins opened the 2010-11 campaign with a convincing 80-70 victory over their long-time rival, St. Bonaventure Bonnies.
Five years ago, Parrotta took the helm and put into place an expectation that came to fruition last May when Frank Turner graduated with a master’s degree. Parrotta’s plan is simple. Come to Canisius and get a bachelor’s degree in three years and leave school with an advanced degree. Coles, Frazier, Robert Goldsberry, Logins and Vazquez-Simmons all completed their four-year degrees last spring. The five seniors are in line to get their master’s by the end of the next semester.