Read made 7-of-13 from beyond the arc in just 12 minutes of action to highlight Grace’s victory.
“Tonight was a breakout game for Niko. He was playing really well. This was very much a team effort for us. Many players contributed to this victory across the board,” said Grace head coach Jim Kessler. “On a side note, tonight was the first time Grace has had five black players on the floor at the same time, which was a neat moment for the team.”
The offense for the Lancers (9-3) was clicking from tipoff as Grace jumped ahead 27-8 to start the game.
Grace led by as many as 28 points in the first half and eventually doubled up Fisher 44-22 at halftime.
Five minutes into the second half, Read caught fire. Read buried five 3-pointers in less than seven minutes to continue Grace’s momentum.
Thirteen Lancers played as Grace cruised to the final whistle in their 33-point victory.
“Our guys were fun to watch tonight. Our ball movement was terrific, and we got quality minutes from everyone,” said Grace assistant coach Scott Moore. “I thought we responded well from the Rochester game.”
Overall, Grace tallied an outstanding line of 29 assists on 36 made field goals. They committed just eight turnovers to go along with 14 steals.
Jared Treadway nearly posted a double-double with 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting to go along with nine rebounds. Elliot Smith and Greg Miller scored 10 points apiece, and Karl Columbus added 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Brandon Vanderhegghen tallied 4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, Dennis Williams pulled down eight rebounds off the bench, and Lee Ross and Bruce Grimm Jr. each handed out five assists.
The Lancers continue play on Thursday with a matchup with Daemen College on Thursday and a contest with Wilfrid Laurier on Friday.