Iona vs Rider

Iona 75, Rider 62


LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Sean Armand scored 22 points and Scott Machado had 16 points and nine assists to lead Iona to a 75-62 victory over Rider on Wednesday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

The victory, combined with a 72-54 loss by Loyola (Md.) to Marist, moved the Gaels (21-6, 13-3) into sole possession of first place in the conference.

The Broncs (11-17, 8-8) led 37-32 at halftime, but Iona took control with a 19-3 run at the start of the second half. Machado, the nation's assists leader, dished off on a tying 3-pointer by Armand and a 3 by Lamont Jones that gave the Gaels a 43-40 lead. Taaj Ridley finished the run with three straight baskets for a 51-40 lead with 12:05 left.

Ridley finished with 13 points and Jones and Mike Glover had 11 each for Iona.

Anthony Myles scored 21 points to pace Rider.

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Iona Gaels
M. Glover, F394-103-491211
T. Ridley, F215-93-462013
S. Machado, G385-142-249316
S. Armand, G377-141-372222
L. Jones, G375-140-022211
R. Dezouvre151-40-01212
K. Smyth80-00-02020
J. Jenkins30-00-01000
T. Fields10-00-00000
R. James10-00-00010
Totals 27-659-1334181375
Rider Broncs
D. Stewart, F354-61-26029
B. Penn, F343-152-262110
J. Fortunat, C302-44-49038
A. Myles, G368-141-263221
J. Thompson, G353-72-246010
E. Mitchell120-21-20111
T. Pereira121-20-01103
D. Nd-Ezuma60-00-01000
Totals 21-5011-143413962
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Peters8-1216-18233
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