Athletes from Canisius and Niagara fared well with the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball teams announced Monday. Canisius guard Billy Baron and two Niagara scoring stars – Antoine Mason and Juan’ya Green – were named to the All-MAAC men’s team as selected by the league’s head coaches, while Ashley Durham of Canisius and Lauren Gatto of Niagara made first team women’s All-MAAC.
Others selected to the All-MAAC men’s were Lamont Jones of Iona and Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly of Loyola (Md.).
Baron, a 6-foot-2 junior from East Greenwich, R.I., led the MAAC with 5.1 assists and was fifth in scoring at 16.6 points per game. Mason, a 6-3 sophomore from Queens, was second in the MAAC at 18.3 while Green, a 6-3 sophomore from Philadelphia, was third in scoring (17.0) and second in assists (5.0).
Canisius guard Harold Washington was named to the third team. Niagara’s T.J. Cline made the All-Rookie Team.
Durham, a 5-5 senior from Millville, N.J., made 90 percent of her free throws to lead the conference and averaged 11.6 points.
Gatto, a 6-2 junior from Mayfield, Ohio, was fourth in scoring (14.3).
Damika Martinez of Iona, MyNeshia McKenzie of Rider and Lily Grenci of Siena were other first-team selections.