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Iona opens defense of MAAC title with win over Saint Peter's

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Rickey McGill and Jon Severe each scored 19 points and Iona opened the defense of its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title with a 79-65 victory over Saint Peter's on Friday night.

McGill was 8 of 10 from the field and Severe 5 of 10 from 3-point range. E.J. Crawford added 13 points and Sam Cassell Jr. and Jordan Washington 11 each for the Gaels (4-2), who won their fourth straight game. The Gaels shot 52.7 percent and were 10 of 24 from the arc for 41.7 percent.

For Saint Peter's, Nick Griffin made 5 of 10 3-point attempts for 17 points and Quadir Welton added 13 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and 15th of the senior's career. The Peacocks (3-3) had a two-game win streak snapped.

The teams were tied early in the second half. McGill capped a 6-0 spurt with a 3-pointer for a 72-61 lead with 2:18 to go.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Iona 403979
home team logo St. Peter's 362965
Team Stats
away team logo Iona 17-16 76.7 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo St. Peter's 10-22 62.9 PPG 35.7 RPG 9.4 APG
Key Players
2
E. Crawford 17.7 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.8 APG 50.4 FG%
1
D. Turner 16.8 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.4 APG 41.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB