Towns scores 18 to carry Niagara over Fairfield 75-66

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — James Towns came off the bench to score 18 points to lift Niagara to a 75-66 win over Fairfield on Friday night.

Both teams were playing their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game of the season.

Raheem Solomon had 15 points for Niagara (3-9), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Greg Kuakumensah added 14 points. Marcus Hammond had 13 points for the home team.

Wassef Methnani had 16 points for the Stags (4-8). Vincent Eze added 16 points and seven rebounds. Chris Maidoh had seven rebounds.

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Landon Taliaferro, whose 16 points per game heading into the contest led the Stags, had only three points on 1-of-13 shooting.

Niagara plays Manhattan at home on Sunday. Fairfield matches up against Canisius on the road on Sunday.

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