Canisius edges past St. Bonaventure late, 72-69

Canisius edges past St. Bonaventure late, 72-69
November 17, 2012, 8:04 pm
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Army quarterback Trent Steelman (8) pitches the ball to running back Raymond Maples during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Temple, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Canisius rode Harold Washington's hot shooting to a 72-69 victory over St. Bonaventure on Saturday.

Canisius went ahead at 68-67 with 53 seconds left in the game on Chris Manhertz's tip-in, and held on for the victory.

Washington scored 23 points, hitting 7 of 14 from the field, 3 of 3 from 3-point range and 6 of 8 free throws for the Golden Griffins (2-0). Isaac Sosa chipped in 14 points.

Canisius dominated St. Bonaventure (2-1) at the foul line, knocking down 18 of 21 to the Bonnies' 8 of 10.

Chris Johnson scored 19 points for the Bonnies, while Demetrius Conger had 14 and Eric Mosley 13.

The teams traded the lead in the first half, with Bonnies up 37-32 at the break. The Bonnies led 49-42 on Mosley's 3-pointer 5:59 into the second half and led 65-59 with 6:23 remaining.