Manhattan vs Rider

Manhattan 71, Rider 55


LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Michael Alvarado and George Beamon scored 17 points apiece and Manhattan used a huge second-half surge to beat Rider 71-55 Friday night in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Manhattan (4-4) trailed 35-33 with 15:18 left following a 10-3 run by the Broncs. The Jaspers then reeled off a 24-9 run, including six points by Alvarado, to lead 57-44 with 2:55 left. That was the ninth and final lead change.

Rhamel Brown added nine points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for Manhattan, which outrebounded Rider 40-26.

Novar Gadson scored 16 points and Jeff Jones had 14 for Rider, which is 1-7 for the first time since the 1986-87 season.

Rider, which had won eight of the last nine meetings with Manhattan - including the last four - shot just 32.7 percent from the field (17 of 52) compared to 43.4 percent (23 of 53) for the Jaspers.

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Manhattan Jaspers
E. Andujar, F243-61-14027
R. Colonette, F132-20-02134
G. Beamon, G377-152-263217
M. Alvarado, G344-87-943217
M. Koita, G110-30-01030
R. Brown263-83-412019
K. Brutus192-34-42229
L. McCabe-Moran161-33-43016
D. Kates121-40-01102
R. McCoy80-10-03120
D. Anderson00-00-00000
Totals 23-5320-2440111871
Rider Broncs
N. Gadson, F344-116-661416
D. Stewart, F285-60-041410
J. Jones, G345-131-111314
A. Myles, G341-54-52247
J. Thompson, G280-42-35742
E. Mitchell180-10-00000
B. Penn162-82-23036
C. Oliver50-20-20000
T. Pereira30-20-01010
Totals 17-5215-1926122355
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Peters8-1216-18233
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