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Herasme, Jones lift Marist past Niagara 76-54

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Matt Herasme and Jordan Jones scored 18 points apiece as Marist easily defeated Niagara 76-54 on Sunday.

Braden Bell added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Red Foxes (7-18, 6-10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who posted their largest margin of victory this season.

Jones was 8-of-9 shooting to reach his career high as Marist hit 10 3-pointers and shot 55% (29 of 53) for the game). Herasme hit five 3-pointers. The Red Foxes had a season-high 22 assists and just seven turnovers.

Marcus Hammond had 22 points for the Purple Eagles (9-18, 7-9).

Marist defeated Niagara 67-48 on Jan. 31. Marist plays Manhattan on the road on Wednesday. Niagara matches up against St. Peter's at home on Thursday.

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