NEW YORK -- RaShawn Stores scored a career-high 13 points to spark Manhattan to a 67-54 victory over Canisius on Thursday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.
The sophomore guard, scored 12 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers, when the Jaspers (8-15, 6-7) took a 35-19 lead.
Manhattan continued to play excellent defense, holding a sixth straight opponent below 40 percent shooting. The Golden Griffins (15-9, 8-5) made just 18.2 percent (4 of 22) in the first half to the Jaspers' 52.2 percent (12 of 23).
After trailing by 16 at halftime, Canisius, which shot 34.1 percent overall (15 of 44), never got any closer until the final 18 seconds of the game.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.