Greene, Paulicap lift Manhattan over Niagara 67-62

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tykei Greene scored 21 points and Manhattan held off Niagara 67-62 on Sunday.

Greene made 3 of 5 shots from 3-point range and 8 of 10 free throws for the Jaspers (6-5, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Pauly Paulicap scored 16 points that included back-to-back layups late that helped keep the Purple Eagles (3-10, 1-1) at bay. Tyler Reynolds sank three 3-pointers and scored 11.

Nick MacDonald hit two free throws with 5:10 remaining in the game to pull Niagara within 59-58, but Paulicap scored four straight points to push the Manhattan lead to five and the Jaspers held on from there.

Reserve Greg Kuakumensah topped the Purple Eagles with 13 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Marcus Hammond and MacDonald added 11 points apiece. James Towns had nine points as the Niagara bench outscored its starters 33-29.

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