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Siena rallies to edge NU men

Niagara let a double-digit lead slip away in a 61-59 loss to Siena In Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball on Sunday in Albany.

The Purple Eagles twice led by 10 points, its last at 43-33 when Marvin Jordan connected on a three-pointer with 14:57 to play.

Siena used a 12-3 run to pull back within one, 46-45. Trailing 56-52 with 3:11 left, the Saints then scored eight straight points for a 60-56 lead with 23 seconds to play.

Jordan's three-pointer brought Niagara within one, 60-59, with 14 seconds left, but Ryan Rossiter made a free throw 10 seconds later and Trenity Burdine blocked Anthony Nelson's potential game-tying layup.

O.D. Anosike scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for Siena (9-12, 6-5 MAAC).

Kashief Edwards and Jordan each scored 18 points for Niagara (4-19, 1-10 MAAC). Nelson added 12 points and 10 assists for his fifth career double-double and second this season.

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Canisius, Niagara lose

Both Niagara and Canisius women dropped MAAC games at home Sunday afternoon.

In the Gallagher Center, Niagara lost a 59-53 decision to Manhattan.

Meghan Waterman tied it, 50-50, with six minutes left in the game for Niagara, but Manhattan's Maggie Blair drained a three-pointer to put the Jaspers (15-6, 7-3) up for good.

The Purple Eagles (1-20, 0-10) played one of their best games of the season, shooting 40.5 percent (17 of 42) from the field and holding an edge in rebounds and assists.

Jessica Flamm paced Niagara with 14 points.

In the Koessler Center, the Golden Griffins lost to Loyola, 71-65. The Greyhounds ended the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 31-27 lead and held on the rest of the game.

Junior Steph MacDonald led Canisius with 17 points while Jen Morabito had 11 points and five assists off the bench for the Griffs (6-15, 2-8 MAAC). Loyola is 11-10 overall, 8-2 in MAAC.

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