Coles, Turner lead Canisius past Marist 71-56
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)—Julius Coles scored 18 points and Frank Turner had a double-double to lead Canisius to a 71-56 win over Marist on Friday night.
Turner finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven rebounds for the Golden Griffins (12-14, 7-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Tomas Vazquez-Simmons also had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Greg Logins scored 16 points for Canisius, which jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first half after Turner’s tip-in. The Red Foxes (1-24, 1-14) cut the Golden Griffins’ margin to six at halftime.
But Marist would no closer as Canisius pulled away in the second half, pushing their lead to 20 points on Logins’ 3-pointer with 10:06 left. The Golden Griffins took a 64-39 lead—their largest of the game—on a three-point play by Turner.
Candon Rusin led Marist with 17 points, Korey Bauer had 14 and Devin Price added 12.