Marist beats Niagara 89-77 in MAAC finale

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Devin Price scored 32 points, including knocking down four 3-pointers, to pace Marist to an 89-77 win over Niagara on Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference finale for both teams.

Both Jay Bowie and Chavaughn Lewis added 16 points each for the Red Foxes (13-17, 7-11), who avenged a Jan. 15 loss at Niagara.

The Red Foxes were never really threatened this time out, though, opening on a 15-9 run and turning that into an 18-point halftime lead. They held on for the victory despite being outscored 49-43 by the Purple Eagles in the second half.

Marist outshot Niagara 54.5 percent (24 of 44) to 40.3 percent (27 of 67), including a 6 of 14 (42.9 percent) performance from 3-point range. The Purple Eagles were just 5 of 25 (20 percent) from long range.

Juan'ya Green had 30 points to pace Niagara (13-18, 8-10).