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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Purple Eagles coast past Escazu, 87-59

All WNY News     Wednesday, August 16, 2017    

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS




SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – The Purple Eagles dominated Coopeservidores Escazu in the second half en route to a comfortable 87-59 win on Tuesday night. Niagara won both of its games on its Costa Rican tour.  

After a last-second win on Monday night against league leaders ARBA San Ramon, Niagara made sure there were no need for the theatrics tonight. The Purple Eagles outscored Escazu, who is second in the Costa Rican Liga (LBS), 58-29, in the second half. The second unit of Dwayne PowKevin Larkin, Kaleaf Tate, Greg Kuakumensah and Greg King buoyed the Purple Eagles throughout the game.

The quintet was on the court during the game-changing 13-0 run early in the third quarter. During the run, two Escazu players were ejected for language towards the official, and then Larkin converted on six straight free throws to give Niagara 44-33 lead. The Purple Eagles took a 60-44 lead into the fourth quarter.

The lead quickly grew over 20 points as Matt Scott and James Towns added baskets in the rout.


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  • Niagara will spend the next few days enjoying Costa Rica before heading back to campus for the beginning of fall semester classes and continue preparations for the season opener on Nov. 10 at St. Bonaventure.
 

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