Canisius knocks off James Madison 70-66

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)—Frank Turner scored 16 points and tied his career high with 13 assists, and Canisius scored the final four points from the free throw line for a 70-66 victory over James Madison on Saturday.

Julius Coles hit two, and Turner and Tomas Vazquez-Simmons each hit one in the final 1:04 to break a tie and give the Golden Griffins (13-15) their second win in three games.

Canisius’ free throws came after James Madison (11-17) went on a 9-0 run to tie the score at 66. Denzel Bowles’ dunk with 1:32 remaining was the Dukes’ final points.

Canisius took a 66-57 lead on consecutive 3-pointers from Coles and Bob Bevilacqua, who scored the Golden Griffins’ final field goal with 4:31 to play.

Greg Logins scored 15 points and Coles added 12 for Canisius, which was 6-for-11 from the free throw line.

Julius Wells scored 18, Darren White had 14 and Bowles added 11 for James Madison.

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Darren White Darren White
5-8,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
Frank Turner Frank Turner
7-15,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 13 Assists

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