Hammond scores 21 to lift Niagara past St. Peter’s 63-54

NCAA Men's Basketball
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NIAGARA FALL, N.Y. (AP)Marcus Hammond had 21 points as Niagara defeated St. Peter’s 63-54 on Thursday night.

Hammond made 9 of 11 shots and added six rebounds. Raheem Solomon also had six rebounds for Niagara (10-18, 8-9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory.

Daryl Banks III had 14 points for the Peacocks (15-12, 12-6), whose five-game win streak came to an end. Aaron Estrada added 10 points.

The Purple Eagles leveled the season series against the Peacocks with the win. St. Peter’s defeated Niagara 58-53 on Jan. 26. Niagara plays Iona at home on Saturday. St. Peter’s faces Canisius on the road on Saturday.

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