Scores

Final

Marist 66

(18-13, 11-7 MAAC)

Niagara 62

(19-10, 12-6 MAAC)

    9:30 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    1 2 T
    MRST 26 4066
    NIAG 27 3562

    Top Performers

    Marist: R. Stilphen 9 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Niagara: C. Fisher 23 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Marist 66, Niagara 62

    Associated Press

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Ben Farmer scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Marist upset defending champion Niagara 66-62 in the quarterfinal round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Saturday night.

    After the teams traded the lead throughout the second half, the sixth-seeded Red Foxes (18-13) took the lead for good with 1:11 to play on four straight points from Ryan Stilphen.

    David Devezin added 14 points, and Jay Gavin had 11 for Marist, which advances to face second-seeded Rider in Sunday?s semifinal round.

    Buoyed by an intentional foul call, the Red Foxes hit seven foul shots in the final 30.6 seconds to hold off Niagara (19-10), which pulled to within 65-62 with 4.1 seconds left.

    Charron Fisher led Niagara with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Tyrone Lewis added 21 points.

    The third-seeded Purple Eagles led 58-55 with 2:23 to go after a 3-pointer from Lewis. Fisher missed a free throw and a chance to tie it as Marist?s Spongy Benjamin grabbed one of his 11 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRST
    NIAG
    Points 66 62
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 24-66 (.364)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 6

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 22, 2007 @NIAG 76, MRST 67Recap
    Jan 21, 2008 @MRST 84, NIAG 65Recap
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