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  • Purple Eagles Soar To 95-76 Victory Over Bobcats

    Posted 2018-02-12 22:12:27 by: Exec Exec

    (Larkin, Niagara) NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara Purple Eagles shot a season-high 56.3 percent from the field en route to a 95-76 win over the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Thursday night.   Game Summary For the second time this season, the Purple Eagles used a big second half push to pull away from the Bobcats. In the first meeting on January 18, Niagara went on a 25-5 run in a nine-minute span to overcome a 10-point second half deficit. Tonight, Niagara used an 11-3 run in four minutes en route to outscoring Quinnipiac, 44-23, in the final 14 minutes.   The Purple Eagles trailed 53-51 with 14 minutes remaining when they started their run. NU scored six straight points as part of the 11-3 run. Marvin Prochet nailed a jumper to break a 56-56 tie, followed by a Matt Scott layup and a Dominic Robb jumper in the paint to force a Quinnipiac timeout. The Purple Eagles led 69-67 with seven minutes left before flying past the Bobcats on a 16-5 spurt in five minutes. Four different Purple Eagles scored in the run, led by James Towns' eight points. Kahlil Dukes made four straight free throws to cap the scoring in the 19-point win.   NU led at halftime 44-42 behind Keleaf Tate's career-high 15 points, on 5-for-5 shooting from behind the 3-point line, to lead all scorers in a first half with six ties and six lead changes.     Eagle's Eye On… James Towns scored a game-high 26 points for his second career 20-point game. He went 8-for-12 from the field, 3-for-3 from the 3-point line and 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in 24 minutes. He also added four assists to share team-high honors. Keleaf Tate finished with a career-high 15 points on a game-high and career-best 5-for-5 from 3-pointers in the first half. Kahlil Dukes scored 12 points, grabbed a season-high six rebounds, dished out four assists and had a team-high three steals. Kevin Larkin ( Sussex Tech) scored 12 points in second straight start. Matt Scott added 11 points ...

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  • Niagara Purple Eagles defeated the Monmouth Hawks, 96-91

    Posted 2018-02-05 19:53:17 by: Exec Exec

    (Larkin, Niagara) WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Kahlil Dukes netted a career-high 37 points to lead all scorers as the Niagara Purple Eagles defeated the Monmouth Hawks, 96-91, on Sunday.   Game Summary Kahlil Dukes poured in 25 of his game-high 37 points in the second half to help erase a slim 44-42 halftime deficit. Dukes and backcourt teammate Matt Scott combined for ten points, with Scott scoring eight straight, as part of a 10-2 run to open the second half.   Kevin Larkin (Sussex Tech) made a 3-pointer to increase Niagara's lead to 55-48, and his tip-in stopped a 6-0 run by the Hawks as NU led 57-54. Monmouth scored on its next possession to cut the Niagara lead to one point, but Dukes answered with a 3-pointer. The Purple Eagles gradually pushed their lead to 11 points after Marvin Prochet and Dukes connected on consecutive 3-pointers for a 78-67 lead with 9:55 remaining.     Monmouth cut Niagara's lead to 82-78 with five minutes left, but NU responded with six straight points to take a double-digit lead with three minutes left to play. The Purple Eagles finished the game making six straight free throws to hold off a last-minute Monmouth push.   The first half featured five ties and six lead changes. Niagara used a 9-2 run to take its first lead of the game at 13-10. After three more lead changes, the Purple Eagles trailed 27-23 before surging into their largest lead of the first half at 34-29 with 6:33 remaining. Freshman Keleaf Tate scored 7 of his 9 first half points at the tail end of the 11-2 run. NU led Monmouth 40-36 with 2:40 remaining, but the Hawks closed the final two-plus minutes of the half on an 8-2 run for a 44-42 halftime lead. Eagle's Eye On… Kahlil Dukes set a career-high with 37 points on 11 of 17 shooting from the field, 5 of 8 from the 3-point line, and he went a perfect 10-for-10 at the free-throw line. Matt Scott finished with 14 points and had three assists. Kevin Larkin scored 14 points, ...

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  • Purple Eagles Soar Over Red Foxes, 86-70

    Posted 2018-01-08 03:02:48 by: Exec Exec

    (Kevin Larkin, Niagra) Purple Eagles Soar Over Red Foxes, 86-70 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Niagara Purple Eagles wrapped up their conference road opening weekend with a convincing 86-70 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday for their fifth straight road win.   Game Summary The Purple Eagles engineered a 20-1 run in the second half to pull away with the decisive win. Niagara flipped a six-point deficit with 15 minutes remaining to a 13-point advantage with eight minutes left as five different Purple Eagles scored during the run.   Trailing 52-46, Dominic Robb started the rally with a layup and later tied the game at 53-53 with 12:42 on the clock. Kahlil Dukes, then, put Niagara ahead for good on the Purple Eagles' next possession. Dukes made his only 3-pointer in the game as NU reeled off 10 straight points for a 66-53 lead.   The Purple Eagles, who led by as much as 19 points, maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.   Niagara started the second half trailing 41-40 after a first half that had four lead changes. Marist led 25-17 when Niagara went on a 15-4 run, including netting nine straight, to take a 32-29 lead with 4:26 left in the half. Marist regained the lead on an 8-0 spurt and led by four points in the final seconds, but Matt Scott chipped into the lead with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, his third of the season, to end the half. Eagle's Eye On… Matt Scott had game-highs in points and in rebounds. He finished with 23 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for his MAAC-leading sixth double-double. He also chipped in a team-high three assists. Kahlil Dukes scored 15 points and went perfect at the free-throw line (4-for-4) for the 10th time this season. Kevin Larkin (Sussex Tech) scored a season-high 12 points, including a season-high three 3-pointers, and grabbed four rebounds in 12 minutes. Marvin Prochet grabbed 11 rebounds for his conference-leading sixth 10-rebound game. He added nine points ...

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  • Prochet Scores Season-High As NU Falls To Rider

    Posted 2018-01-04 16:55:15 by: Exec Exec

      (Larkin, Niagra) SCORE: Rider Broncs 99, Niagara Purple Eagles 76 RECORDS: Rider (8-6, 1-1 MAAC), Niagara (7-8, 0-2 MAAC) LOCATION: Frank and Barbara Layden Court at the Gallagher Center   NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Marvin Prochet led all scorers with a season-high 21 points as the Niagara Purple Eagles fell to the Rider Broncs, 99-76, on Sunday to close out the 2017 calendar.   Game Summary The Broncs opened the game on a 12-0 run which led to a lineup change for the Purple Eagles.  The new unit of James Towns, Chris Barton, Kevin Larkin, Greg Kuakumensah and Greg King outscored Rider 15-6 in seven minutes as NU trailed 22-15 with 9:46 left in the half.  A Kahlil Dukes' 3-pointer with 7:36 remaining trimmed the deficit to, 24-22. However, Rider responded with an 8-1 run and went into the half leading 42-34.  In the opening minute of the second half, Prochet provided four points to cut the lead to 44-38, but a 10-2 run pushed Rider's lead to 14 points. The Broncs, who led as many as 27 points, maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.   Eagle's Eye On… Marvin Prochet scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half. Prochet, who tied a career-high with four 3-pointers, finished one point shy of tying his career high and was second on the team with seven rebounds.   James Towns was second on the team in scoring with a season-high 14 points, including going a career-best 9-for-9 at the free-throw line. His team-high five assists are a season-high. Kahlil Dukes was in double figures for the eighth straight game with 13 points. Kevin Larkin (Sussex Tech) had eight points and tied a career-high with three steals in 12 minutes. Greg King scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds to share game-high honors.   Inside The Numbers In his last five games, Marvin Prochet has averaged 15.6 points while shooting 59 percent from the field and 9.6 rebounds. Matt Scott, who ...

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