Scores

Final

Iona 75

(21-6, 13-3 MAAC)

Rider 62

(11-17, 8-8 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, February 15, 2012

    Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    IONA 32 4375
    RID 37 2562

    Top Performers

    Iona: S. Machado 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl

    Rider: A. Myles 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    Iona 75, Rider 62

    Associated Press

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Sean Armand scored 22 points and Scott Machado had 16 points and nine assists to lead Iona to a 75-62 victory over Rider on Wednesday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

    The victory, combined with a 72-54 loss by Loyola (Md.) to Marist, moved the Gaels (21-6, 13-3) into sole possession of first place in the conference.

    The Broncs (11-17, 8-8) led 37-32 at halftime, but Iona took control with a 19-3 run at the start of the second half. Machado, the nation's assists leader, dished off on a tying 3-pointer by Armand and a 3 by Lamont Jones that gave the Gaels a 43-40 lead. Taaj Ridley finished the run with three straight baskets for a 51-40 lead with 12:05 left.

    Ridley finished with 13 points and Jones and Mike Glover had 11 each for Iona.

    Anthony Myles scored 21 points to pace Rider.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IONA
    RID
    Points 75 62
    FG Made-Attempted 27-65 (.415) 21-50 (.420)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-28 (.429) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 11-14 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 7

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