Iona vs. Canisius: Recap and Stats

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Iona vs. Canisius: Recap and Stats
Iona 74
(14-9, 5-7 away)
Canisius 77
(15-8, 10-2 home)
Venue: Koessler Athletic Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iona 40 34 74
Canisius 38 39 77
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona T Ridley 18 D Laury 16 D Laury 5
Canisius B Baron 23 C Manhertz 8 B Baron 6

Iona was outscored 42-21 from beyond the arc by Canisius and let one slip to the Golden Griffins 77-74 in conference play on Saturday, February 2nd. The loss evens the season series between the two teams at 1-1. The Gaels got a double-double out of David Laury with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Taaj Ridley also had a solid game, scoring a career-high 18 points and adding seven rebounds. For the Golden Griffins, Billy Baron finished with a game-high 23 points and six assists. Next up for Iona (14-9, 8-4 MAAC) is Marist (5-17, 2-9 MAAC) on Thursday, February 7th on their home court.

Iona Game Notes

  • Iona started 14-9 during the 2002 and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Gaels have been unlucky 7 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Iona has lost 35 close games.
  • The Gaels have lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after having a three-point percentage of 24.1% or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 46.7% or better this season, Iona has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • The Gaels set a season high for rebounds.
  • The last time Iona recorded at least 49 rebounds was Feb 25, 2011 against St. Peter's.
  • This is the 5th loss of the season where the Gaels opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Taaj Ridley and Lamont Jones) accounted for 41.8% of the points.
  • David Laury accounted for 32.6% of the team's rebounds.
  • David Laury has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 23 games this season.
  • David Laury recorded the 8th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • David Laury has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • David Laury has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 5 straight games.
  • David Laury recorded a double-double. It was the 7th of his career.
  • Lamont Jones has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Taaj Ridley had career highs with 18 points, 7 field goals made, and 5 offensive rebounds.

Canisius Game Notes

  • The Golden Griffins won this one, but have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Canisius has lost 24 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Billy Baron and Harold Washington) accounted for 46.7% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chris Manhertz and Jordan Heath) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • Billy Baron has led the team in scoring 11 times in 23 games this season.
  • Chris Manhertz has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 23 games this season.
  • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Billy Baron's career.
  • Harold Washington has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Isaac Sosa has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Manhertz has 5 straight double-digit point games.
IONA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+David Laury3611165111
ATaaj Ridley301871113
ACurtis Dennis151140001
B+Lamont Jones321344203
BDaShawn Gomez22564001
BTre Bowman28751020
C+Sean Armand26932001
-Tavon Sledge9001000
CANI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Billy Baron402356102
B+Chris Manhertz271280011
BJordan Heath261072101
BH. Washington341342012
C+Isaac Sosa321212002
C+Alshwan Hymes16601000
CJosiah Heath22150101
-Freddy Asprilla3000000

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