Monmouth held off a late surge from Canisius Saturday afternoon to earn a 60-54 win over the Golden Griffins and move on to the MAAC semifinals Sunday afternoon. Justin Robinson proved his worth as an all-MAAC first team member, leading four Hawks in double figures with 16 points.
Monmouth used a 16 point game from sophomore Justin Robinson to carry themselves into the MAAC semifinals on Sunday against Iona. Check out the photo gallery from the Hawks victory over Canisius.
The MAAC announced its All-Conference teams as well as All-Rookie team during the final coaches conference call of the season on Monday afternoon.
With one more home game looming later this week against Siena, Quinnipiac used their weekend game against Canisius as an opportunity to honor their 10 senior players and staff.
This is a quick wrap up of some things I’ve been meaning to write about from around the MAAC, since I haven’t gotten a chance to because Vincent and Ryan Restivo have been killing it on the beat. For more of their work check out the MAAC page.
Iona maintained their lead over Rider in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play and the Gaels will have three games this week to add some distance. Even without A.J. English and Desi Washington for a game, both Iona and Saint Peter’s pulled off victories.
Canisius has been dealt a tough blow for the final few weeks of conference play.
Phil Valenti’s career at Canisius could not have veered off course any more at the start.
With the second youngest team in the conference, Canisius head coach Jim Baron has been pleasantly surprised with how the Golden Griffins have played their way into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference race for a third straight top-five seed.
Iona, Monmouth and Rider are atop the MAAC standings with a 6-2 record, but the conference race might be closer than you think.
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