Howard Gets Muscled In Loss To Canisius
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Greg Logins scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Frank Turner and Julius Coles added 13 each as Canisius muscled its way to a 70-46 win over Howard in a non-conference men's basketball game at Burr Gymnasium.
Logins hit on 8 of 16 from the field while also grabbing 12 caroms off the offensive glass.
"We couldn't keep them off the glass," said Howard Coach Gil Jackson. "Our post players have to get tougher." The Griffs held a dominating 56-25 advantage in rebounding.
The Bison kept it close through the first half until a 15-2 run over the last six minutes of the period sealed the deal. During the drought, Howard had two shot clock violations and turned the ball over on three other occasions.
Howard had chances in the first minute of the second half when it opened with a 5-0 run to reduce the deficit to 30-24. But a 20-9 burst by Canisius (3-3) over the next eight minutes all but sealed the win.
"They got a lot of transition baskets and easy layups," said Coach Jackson. "They went to a sagging man-to-man and we froze up."
The Bison were buoyed by the return of starting point guard Chris McHenry, who had missed the past two games with a finger injury and freshman point guard Calvin Thompson, who saw his first action after being sidelined with a shoulder injury.
But Howard (1-5) still played without its full complement of players as starting small forward Randy Hampton, the team's second leading scorer, sat out with a foot injury.
Junior center Paul Kirkpatrick led the Bison with 12 points and eight rebounds while Myatt contributed 11 and Thompson tallied 10 in his debut.
"I thought Calvin was trying to do too much," observed Coach Jackson. "But you expect that in the first game. And I thought Chris (McHenry) had a bit of trouble keeping people in front of him. But he was out there hustling."
GAME NOTES: The Bison shot 27 percent (16 of 59) from the field...the Griffs offset 22 turnovers with 22 offensive rebounds...the two teams combined to make only one of 25 from beyond the arc...Howard has lost five in a row.
NEXT UP: Canisius plays at Manhattan on Friday and the Bison travel to New York to take on Hampton University in the Big Apple Classic at Madison Square Garden at 7 pm on Saturday.