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Roos Record Ninth Straight Basketball Win

CANTON - Danny Santana tied a game-high with 18 points and Quran DuBois (12) and Ibu Smith (12) both scored in double figures as the SUNY Canton men’s basketball team won its ninth consecutive game with a 72-62 win v. Maine Farmington in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Friday evening. The loss is the first for the Beavers in conference play snapping their 13-game winning streak and vaults the Roos into first place in the conference standings. The two teams will have a rematch on Saturday in the Roos House.

THE BASICS

Result: SUNY Canton 72, Maine Farmington 62Location: Stan Cohen Court – Canton, NYRecords:  SUNY Canton (14-8, 10-1 NAC) | Maine Farmington (17-4, 9-1 NAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beavers opened up an early eight point lead six minutes into the contest (12-4), their largest lead of the game. Following a Roos timeout the team responded with a 9-0 run to take a one point lead.Canton extended its lead to as many as nine taking a 30-23 lead into intermission. The Beavers shot just 25 percent from the field in the first half, while Canton posted a 33.3 percent mark.The Roos used a 12-6 spurt out of intermission to open a 13 point advantage (42-29), their largest of the game 5:05 into the second stanza.The hosts continued to hold a 59-50 lead with 4:56 to play in the game before back-to-back Amir Moss three-pointers trimmed the Canton lead to 61-57 with 3:51 to play.Santana answered for the Roos with an old-fashioned three-point play to extend the lead to seven. Canton went 8-for-10 at the charity stripe over the final 2:07 to seal the win. Santana recorded 18 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go with nine rebounds. He went 7-for-9 from inside the arc. Quran DuBois and Ibu Smith supplied 12 points and four rebounds each with Smith adding three assists. The senior went 4-for-8 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.Kahdean Bennett, Juztin Chambers-Phillips and Brandon Averitt chipped in six points apiece, while Andrew Fitch and George Nehma combined for 16 rebounds.Amir Moss led the Beavers with 18 points, while Bill Ruby (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Jack Kane (10 points, 12 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles. Terion Moss (12) also scored in double figures.SUNY Canton shot 50 percent from the field (14-for-28) in the second half, while holding Maine Farmington to 33 percent shooting (15-for-45).The 62 points is a season-low for the Beavers.

WHAT'S NEXT These two teams will have a rematch on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Roos will celebrate Senior Day.

WOMEN FALL ON SENIOR NIGHT

Canton, NY – Autumn Watkins (14) and Joie Culkin (12) both scored in double figures but the SUNY Canton women’s basketball team fell 65-42 to Maine Farmington on Senior Day in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Friday.  THE BASICS

Result: Maine Farmington 65, SUNY Canton 42Location: Stan Cohen Court – Canton, NYRecords: Maine Farmington (11-10, 8-2 NAC) | SUNY Canton (1-21, 1-10 NAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Maine Farmington jumped out to an early eight-point lead (10-2) after the opening four minutes. The Beavers held a slim 20-17 lead after the opening quarter.The Roos took a 23-20 lead early in the second quarter following a Kunes three-pointer on the right wing. With the game tied at 25 the Beavers ended the half on a 5-0 run to take a 30-25 lead into intermission.Canton shot 53 percent from the field in the opening half as Culkin and Watkins paced the Roos with seven points each and Jeanna Manning added six. Tia Day led all players for the Beavers with nine points.Maine Farmington outscored the hosts 22-10 in the third quarter taking a 52-35 lead into the fourth.The Beavers continued to control play down the stretch for the victory.Watkins tied a game-high with 14 points hitting seven of her nine free throws, while Culkin finished with her seventh double-double of the season on 12 points and 12 rebounds.Day and Page Brown paced Maine Farmington with 14 points each, while Alex Bessey added 13 points.

 Manning and Emily Pentz were recognized in a pre-game ceremony on Senior Day. WHAT'S NEXT These two teams will have a rematch on Saturday at 12 p.m.


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