- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Quadir Welton scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and second-seeded St. Peter’s held off No. 7 Canisius to win Friday night’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal 61-58.

Trevis Wyche scored 10 points for the Peacocks (19-12), who will play the winner of No. 3 Iona vs. No. 6 Rider in Sunday’s semifinal.

The Peacocks scored 12 straight and led 42-25 early in the second half. Canisius closed to 53-47 on Jermaine Crumpton’s dunk while St. Peter’s went without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes. Crumpton’s 3 with 42 seconds left made it a one-point game, 59-58, but Wyche’s layup put the Peacocks up 61-58 with 13 seconds to go. Three-pointers by Crumpton and Reese rimmed out and time expired.

St. Peter’s hit 10 of 17 free throws to 8 of 12 for the Golden Griffins, but was outscored 32-28 in the paint and outrebounded 37-26.

Reese scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Crumpton scored 18 points for Canisius (18-15).

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