Iona vs Rider

Rider 67, Iona 62

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Tommy Pereira scored 14 points, and Jonathon Thompson and Daniel Stewart had 13 each as Rider won its fifth straight game, 67-62 Sunday over Iona.

Thompson's free throw with 3:10 remaining put the Broncs (11-9, 6-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) ahead to stay, 60-59.

Tavon Sledge's layup for Iona had tied the game 59-59, ending a stretch of 5:14 without a field goal for the Gaels (12-7, 6-2).

Iona's total matched its season low. The Gaels, who had won six straight, were averaging 82.6, third highest in Division I.

Pereira made his second straight start in place of Nurideen Lindsey, who is recovering from a concussion, and hit two 3-pointers 14 seconds apart, when Rider erased a 25-14 first-half deficit to lead 35-30 at halftime.

Lamont Jones scored 20 points for Iona and has 1,503 in his career. Sean Armand added 15, Sledge 14 and David Laury had 17 rebounds.

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Iona Gaels
D. Laury, F383-84-8171410
S. Armand, G404-113-423415
L. Jones, G405-1610-1131320
A. English, G351-60-01123
T. Bowman, G50-20-03010
T. Sledge326-112-321214
D. Gomez50-10-00000
C. Dennis30-10-00000
N. Moikobu20-00-00000
Totals 19-5619-263271662
 33.9%73.1% 
Rider Broncs
D. Stewart, F345-133-5101313
S. Valentine, F332-70-09235
J. Thompson, G384-95-867113
T. Pereira, G335-80-050214
A. Myles, G185-90-240412
Z. Sadler343-90-05338
J. Fortunat81-40-01122
K. Alford10-00-00000
D. Nd-Ezuma10-00-01000
Totals 25-598-1546141867
 42.4%53.3% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth6-214-570
St. Peters4-28-8187
Canisius5-312-790
Rider4-311-7191
Siena4-37-11181
Quinnipiac4-47-11255
Fairfield3-38-7170
Iona3-410-8101
Marist3-56-13260
Manhattan2-57-11249
Niagara2-65-14313
 
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