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Iona vs Niagara

Iona 79, Niagara 73

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - David Laury scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Iona eliminated top-seeded Niagara 79-73 Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.

Laury's jumper with 9:18 remaining started a 10-2 run that gave the fourth-seeded Gaels (19-13) a 70-61 lead at the 6:37 mark. The sophomore forward also sank two free throws after Juan'ya Green's layup brought the Purple Eagles (19-13) to within 70-67 with just under 3 minutes left.

Lamont Jones added 17 points, Taaj Ridley had 16 and Sean Armand 13 for Iona, which split two games against Niagara during the regular season.

The Gaels now have won four in a row after losing six of seven games by a combined total of 11 points.

Antoine Mason scored 21 points to lead Niagara, which was hurt by erratic 3-point shooting. The Purple Eagles were 7 of 33 behind the arc, including 0 of 7 by Green.

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Iona Gaels
D. Laury, F367-126-7172120
T. Ridley, F366-134-660416
S. Armand, G405-110-063213
L. Jones, G405-175-535117
T. Sledge, G293-40-03227
T. Bowman111-23-40026
D. Gomez60-10-00210
C. Dennis20-00-01000
Totals 27-6018-2245141379
 45%81.8% 
Niagara Purple Eagles
D. White, C122-31-26025
J. Green, G405-171-114211
M. Jordan, G404-90-036111
A. Mason, G396-187-822321
A. Tanksley, G286-111-253314
T. Cline315-100-071211
J. Thomas60-10-01010
M. Lemmons50-00-00010
Totals 28-6910-1332161573
 40.6%76.9% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth11-219-530
Iona11-314-9148
Siena9-516-9109
St. Peters7-69-13230
Fairfield7-713-11164
Manhattan6-69-12218
Canisius6-811-14212
Rider6-810-15250
Quinnipiac5-88-14278
Niagara4-106-19309
Marist2-115-17312
 
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