NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Nelly Junior Joseph had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead five Iona players in double figures as the Gaels held on to beat Monmouth 91-86 on Friday night.

Asante Gist added 18 points for the Gaels. Dylan van Eyck chipped in 13, Ryan Myers scored 13 and Isaiah Ross had 10.

Junior Joseph made 9 of 11 shots. He added five blocks but also had seven turnovers. van Eyck also had eight rebounds.

The 91 points were a season best for Iona (7-5, 5-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which also posted a season-high 20 assists.

Monmouth totaled 52 points in the second half, a season high for the team.

Deion Hammond had 21 points for the Hawks (10-6, 10-5). Melik Martin added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Myles Ruth had 13 points.


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