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Griffs Host Marist, Alice's Army On Sunday
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 01/18/2014
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Game No. 18
Canisius (7-10, 3-5 MAAC) vs. Marist (12-5, 6-1 MAAC)
Sunday, Jan. 19 - 3 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center

Live HD Broadcast: GoGriffs.com/MAAC.TV
Free Audio Broadcast: GoGriffs.com
     Ben Wagner (p-x-p)
     Amy Audibert (color)
     Kyle Ferrara (sideline)
Twitter: @CanisiusWBB
Hashtags: #Griffs #MAACHoops
Promotion: Anderson's Ice Cream following the game.

QUICK HITTERS

  • The Canisius women’s basketball team wraps up its home weekend with its final home game in January in the Koessler Athletic Center against defending league champion Marist University on Sunday.
  • The Griffs are joining with Alice’s Army on Sunday, to raise money and awareness for leukemia. Alice’s Army is in support of Alice Moore, the younger sister of Canisius assistant coach Nick Moore. She was diagnosed with leukemia last summer.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season as the Red Foxes won the first meeting 57-49 in Poughkeepsie on Dec. 31.
  • Canisius enters Sunday’s game having won three of its last four games after a 60-52 win over Monmouth on Kid’s Day on Friday. 
  • Marist leads the all-time series 28-13 and has won the last 11 meetings in the series.
  • Canisius last defeated Marist on Feb. 6, 2009, in a 68-60 win in Poughkeepsie.
  • The Red Foxes have won the last nine meetings between the teams in the KAC.
  • The 2013-14 season is the 25th year that the Golden Griffins have played in the MAAC.

GRIFFS JOIN WITH ALICE’S ARMY (For complete info, click here)

  • The Canisius women’s basketball team is joining with Alice’s Army on Sunday to raise awareness and money for leukemia.
  • Alice’s Army was founded for Alice Moore, the younger sister of Canisius assistant coach Nick Moore. Alice was diagnosed with leukemia last summer.
  • Both teams will be wearing orange Alice’s Army shirts in pre-game warmups, which is the color for leukemia awareness.
  • Alice's Army raised nearly $7,000 at an event in Alice's hometown of Fredonia in December.
  • Shirts will be sold at the game, and raffles will be held with prizes including a Ryan Miller autographed jersey and athletic apparel from AdPro Sports.

NOTING THE GRIFFS

  • As of Jan. 17, Canisius is tied for 17th in the country in assisted basket percentage (66.9), which is also the highest percentage in the MAAC.
  • Canisius has shot 40 percent or better in eight games, including a season-high 47.2 percent in last weekend’s win at Rider. The Griffs shot 40 percent or better five times in 31 games during the entire 2012-13 season.
  • In the Dec. 29 game at Manhattan, senior Jamie Ruttle became the 21st player in program history to score 1,000 career points. Ruttle has scored in double figures a team-best 11 times this season and 54 times in her career.
  • Senior Jen Morabito ranks sixth in program history in career 3-pointers (186) and is third in 3-point field goal percentage (36.8).
  • Senior Jen Lennox is third in the program’s Division I history with 96 blocks.
  • Junior Kayla Hoohuli, who has scored in double figures in four straight games for the first time in her career, is one of two players in the MAAC to make a 3-pointer in 16 or more games this season.

MARIST SCOUT

  • Marist enters Sunday’s game with a 12-5 overall record and 6-1 record in the MAAC after a 74-59 win at Niagara Friday.
  • Marist has won 11 of its last 12 games, with its only loss coming in a 73-71 setback to Iona on Monday.
  • Marist has won the last 10 MAAC regular-season titles and nine of the last 10 MAAC Championships, with Canisius winning the 2005 MAAC Championship.
  • Sophomore Madeline Blais matched a career-high with 27 points in Friday’s win and ranks fourth in the MAAC in scoring (15.5). Emma O’Connor is seventh in the MAAC in scoring (13.4).
  • O’Connor (56.4) and Blais (56.0) rank in the top two of the league in field goal percentage. Leanne Ockenden is second in the MAAC in steals per game (2.0).
  • Marist ranks second in the MAAC with a 18.1 turnover percentage. The Red Foxes are fourth in defensive rebounding percentage (67.9) and 11th in offensive rebounding percentage (21.0).
  • Marist leads the MAAC with a 51.9 two-point field goal percentage and is third at 7.4 3-pointers made per game.
  • Brian Giorgis is in his 12th season at Marist. The six-time MAAC Coach of the Year, Giorgis has the fourth-best winning percentage among active coaches. He has led Marist to five NCAA Tournament wins, including the 2007 Sweet 16.

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