Monmouth vs Rider

Rider clips Monmouth 71-60 in MAAC opener

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Daniel Stewart scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as eighth-seeded Rider turned back ninth-seeded Monmouth 71-60 Thursday in the first game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Thursday.

Rider (14-16) closed out the first half with a 12-0 run for a 33-25 lead but Monmouth (11-21) opened the second half with a 21-5 surge, started by Deon Jones' three-point play and ended by his 3-pointer, to go up 38-36. The Broncs responded with 10 straight, highlighted by two Anthony Myles 3's, and stretched that to a 17-2 to pull away.

The Broncs play top-seeded Iona (20-9) in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Myles had 13 points and Jimmie Taylor 12 for Rider, which hit 24 of 31 free throws and scored 30 points off 21 Hawks turnovers.

Jones, who only had two points at halftime, finished with 18 for Monmouth, which was 13 of 17 from the foul line.

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Scoreboard
Monmouth (11-21)253560
Rider (14-16) «333871

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MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona0-05-4124
Rider0-05-5175
Fairfield0-04-5188
Manhattan0-04-5275
St. Peters0-04-5269
Canisius0-04-6294
Niagara0-04-6215
Quinnipiac0-03-7332
Monmouth0-03-8121
Marist0-02-8319
Siena0-02-8231
 
Other games
MEMP 84 Final
CINCY 97
NOVA 77 Final
XAV 70
IOWA 76 Final
MIST 86