Fisher scores 30 points to lead Niagara over St. John’s 77-73.

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NEW YORK (AP)—Charron Fisher had 30 points and 14 rebounds to help Niagara beat St. John’s 77-73 on Saturday.

Stanley Hodge added 17 points for the Purple Eagles (5-3) in their first victory over the Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena—formerly Alumni Hall—since 1963. Tyrone Lewis had 14 points, and Anthony Nelson 12 for Niagara.

Larry Wright led St. John’s (4-2) with 18 points. Justin Burrell added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

In a game in which the lead changed hand 10 times, Niagara took a 69-68 lead on Demetrius Williamson’s 3-pointer with 2:45 to play.

The Purple Eagles made it 75-70 on Fisher’s two free throws with 21 seconds to play.

Wright hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining to pull the Red Storm within two, but Lewis and Hodge each went 1-for-2 at the line to put the game away.

St. John’s leads the series 71-26.

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 Top Performers
 Niagara
C. Fisher C. Fisher
10-29,  30 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists
 St. John's
J. Burrell J. Burrell
5-7,  13 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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