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 (12-7)303262
Rider (11-9) «353267

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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
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
Other games
IND 67 Final
NW 59
CLEM 62 Final
NCST 66