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Canisius 60, Siena 55

February 9, 1996

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Michael Meeks scored 21 points and Darrell Barley added another 18 as Canisius rallied to beat Siena 60-55 Thursday in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Siena (5-14, 1-6) jumped out to a 16-3 lead behind Jeff Muszynski’s driving layup at 11:40 of the first half. The Golden Griffins (14-6, 5-3) only shot 24.1 percent and trailed 23-19 at the end of the half.

The Saints kept ahead of Canisius until 1:08 in the final half, as Kevin Thompson hit two free throws to give the Golden Griffins its first lead of the game, 54-53. Canisius never trailed after that.

Andy Thies led Siena’s scoring with 16 points, followed by Jim Secretarski, who had 12 points.

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