Manhattan Blows Past Canisius for First MAAC Win

Posted by Jesse Kramer on December-6-2009 Add Comments

Manhattan ended their Western New York trip with a win against Canisius on Sunday Afternoon.

Led by Rico Pickett, Manhattan (5-3, 1-1) got hold of an early lead and never looked back. Within the first three minutes the Jaspers were up 8-2. 

Manhattan struggled to build on their 20-10 lead in the first half. They have struggled all year to build on leads early in the game. Pickett scored the final eight points of the half for the Jaspers, who went into halftime with a nine point lead, the score being 32-23.

The Jaspers defense was strong in the first half. Canisius (4-3, 1-1) only hit 28.6 percent of their shots while Manhattan forced 12 turnovers. Manhattan would finish the game with 22 points off of Canisius turnov...

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