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Charles with 24, Albany holds on for 68-65 win over Canisius

December 17, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as Albany held on for 68-65 win over Canisius on Saturday night.

Charles scored seven points as part of an 11-6 run to open the second half, lifting Albany from a one-point deficit at intermission to a 45-41 lead with 11:55 to play. Canisius remained close after that and an Isaiah Reese 3-pointer cut it to 67-65 with five seconds remaining. Reese missed another try from distance and the Great Danes (11-2) held on for the win.

Joe Cremo added 16 points, four rebounds and five assists for Albany. Greig Stire had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Canisius went up 28-18 on a Reese jumper with 7:27 to play in the first half but Albany surged 16-7 in the final six minutes to close to 35-34 at the break.

Reese scored 19 points for the Golden Griffins (4-7) who have lost three straight. Jermaine Crumpton added 16 points and nine rebounds.

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