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Hofstra 81, Iona 63

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Freshman guard Charles Jenkins scored a career-high 28 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to lead Hofstra to an 81-63 victory over Iona on Saturday.

Antoine Agudio added 24 points and Darren Townes had 10 for the Pride (11-16), who have won four of five.

Dexter Gray and Gary Springer scored 17 points each for the Gaels (11-18).

Hofstra shot 55 percent from the field to 35.8 percent for Iona.

The Gaels' only lead came on the first basket of the game by Gray.

Jenkins had 18 points and Agudio 12 in helping the Pride take a 44-31 halftime lead.

Nathaniel Lester's basket with 8:51 to go gave Hofstra a 69-47 lead. Rashon Dwight scored with 3:55 left to cut the margin to 75-61 but Iona got no closer.