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Niagara defeats Marist 70-51

Feb 14, 2010 - 9:57 PM LEWISTON, N.Y.(AP) -- Rob Garrison had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help Niagara defeat Marist 70-51 on Sunday.

The Purple Eagles (14-12, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scored 22 points off 17 turnovers, one game after snapping Siena's nation-leading 15-game winning streak.

Niagara had nine turnovers, and 14 assists.

The Purple Eagles, who led throughout, jumped out to a 12-2 lead on a Tyrone Lewis 3-pointer with 14:58 left in the first half, and would lead by at least seven points the rest of the way.

Lewis, who finished with 11 points, gave Niagara its biggest lead, 63-40, on a 3 with 6:57 left.

Demetrius Williamson had 14 points and Bilal Benn added 10 for the Purple Eagles.

Devin Price had 15 points for the Red Foxes (1-25, 1-15), who lost their 14th straight. Candon Rusin added 11 points and Daye Kaba chipped in 10 rebounds for Marist.