Cruz scores 14 to carry Fairfield past Niagara 73-53
Chris Maidoh had 10 points for Fairfield (11-13, 5-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which ended its six-game home losing streak. Caleb Green added 10 points and eight assists. Supreme Cook had seven rebounds.
Niagara totaled 20 first-half points, a season low for the team.
Sam Iorio had 13 points for the Purple Eagles (11-12, 6-8). Greg Kuakumensah added 11 points. Noah Thomasson had six rebounds.
Marcus Hammond, whose 18 points per game entering the contest led the Purple Eagles, scored 8 points (4 of 14).
The Stags improve to 2-0 against the Purple Eagles for the season. Fairfield defeated Niagara 81-71 on Dec. 5.
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|Min. Per Game|
|Pts. Per Game|
|Ast. Per Game|
|Reb. Per Game|
|Field Goal %|
|Three Point %|
|Free Throw %|
|Field Goals||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|3-Pointers||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|Free Throws||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|