Canisius 54 at Fairfield 72

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Sanders leads Fairfield over Canisius 72-54
Sunday, Jan 1, 2012

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)—Rakim Sanders scored 21 points and Fairfield made 10 3-pointers, as the Stags defeated Canisius 72-54 Sunday.

Sanders was 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and Derek Needham, who scored 15 points, was 4 of 8 from behind the arc for the Stags (8-6, 3-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Fairfield shot 41.7 percent from the outside (10 of 24), and made 47.4 percent from the field (27 of 57).

Maurice Barrow added 14 points and Ryan Olander tallied 11 rebounds for Fairfield. The Stags outrebounded the Golden Griffins 44-37, despite 17 rebounds from Chris Manhertz of Canisius.

Manhertz also had 13 points as the Golden Griffins dropped their ninth straight against Fairfield. The Stags also beat Canisius, 68-59, on Dec. 4.

Harold Washington paced the Golden Griffins (3-10, 0-3) with 17 points and Gaby Belardo added 11. Canisius shot just 29.5 percent from the field (18 of 61).

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 Top Performers
 Canisius
Chris Manhertz Chris Manhertz
5-13,  13 Pts
17 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Fairfield
Rakim Sanders Rakim Sanders
8-11,  21 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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