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Rider 72, Niagara 69

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Anthony Myles scored 23 points and Jonathon Thompson added 18 as Rider defeated Niagara 72-69 Thursday night, handing the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leader its second straight loss.

Daniel Stewart added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Broncs (13-12, 8-5), who trailed 30-26 at halftime but took a 33-32 lead on Nurideen Lindsey's layup with 16:49 remaining.

Rider led the rest of the way, though never by more than 10 points. Thompson made 4 of 6 free throws in the final 24 seconds.

Myles, who tied his career scoring high, also grabbed seven rebounds for Rider.

Ameen Tanksley scored a career-high 29 points for the Purple Eagles (14-10, 10-3) and had 11 of their first 25 points.

Niagara was without its top scorer, Antoine Mason, who rested a lower leg injury, while its No. 2 scorer, Juan'ya Green, made just 1 of 16 shots and finished with seven points.

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Niagara Purple Eagles
D. White, F181-30-03152
J. Green, G401-165-84527
M. Jordan, G374-120-251411
A. Tanksley, G3710-167-870329
T. McCall, G242-62-27456
M. Lemmons222-62-25147
T. Cline141-10-02033
J. Thomas82-20-12014
L. Johnson00-00-00010
Totals 23-6216-2341122869
 37.1%69.6% 
Rider Broncs
D. Stewart, F295-104-7120314
D. Nd-Ezuma, C132-22-22056
J. Thompson, G404-128-1143018
A. Myles, G378-133-473123
N. Lindsey, G162-70-03224
Z. Sadler210-31-43201
T. Pereira190-50-04100
J. Fortunat122-32-45156
S. Valentine110-00-02030
K. Alford20-10-00000
D. Stewart00-00-00000
Totals 23-5620-3244121972
 41.1%62.5% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Canisius2-06-4109
Monmouth2-05-6236
Fairfield2-04-7235
Iona1-17-480
Rider1-16-6182
Manhattan1-14-7292
Siena1-13-7267
Niagara1-11-8206
Quinnipiac0-25-5222
St. Peters0-25-7257
Marist0-21-10338
 
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