Canisius 82, Timon 61
The first half played out like a classic Friday night duel in the Monsignor Martin Association between to of the area's top teams, with Timon holding a three-point edge over Canisius at the break. But after the 10 minute intermission, the Crusaders exploded for 30 points in the third frame behind the scoring of Ryan Bradley & Jayce Johnson, while dialing up the intensity at the defensive end. The Tigers were held to just two field goals in the third quarter and six the entire second half, as the Crusaders repeatedly turned Timon over. An 18-point swing from halftime to the start of the fourth quarter saw the Tigers trailing 61-43 after the eight-minute Canisius blitz. Brendan Trapper scored seven of his 14 points in the final frame to help the Crusaders increase their lead and thwart any ideas the Tigers had of making up any ground late. Bradley finished with a game-high 22 points and collected 11 rebounds in the win, along with some slick passing. Johnson added 20 points and seven assists in the victory, which keeps Canisius in the driver's seat for the top seed in the upcoming Manhattan Cup playoffs with games remaining at St. Joe's & St. Francis next week.
Canisius 18 - 13 - 30 - 21 = 82
Timon 16 - 18 - 9 - 18 = 61
Canisius: Ryan Bradley 22, Jayce Johnson 20, Brendan Trapper 14, Austin James 10, Nick MacDonald 3, Ish Fairclough 3, Jon Evans 3, Joe Jamison 3, Andrew Hartnett 2, Joe Ingrando 2
Timon: Julian Cunningham 17, Master Radford 13, Cullen Tonge 10, Alero World 7, Jeremy Glinski 6, Tahron Goudelock 5, John Shields 3