NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A.J. English scored 21 points and added 13 assists as Iona won its ninth consecutive game, topping Monmouth 89-70 Friday night.
Tre Bowman scored 23 points to lead the first-place Gaels (17-8, 14-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Iona jumped to a 42-26 halftime lead and continued to roll in the second half.
Tied at 7 early in the contest, Iona went on a 15-5 run for a 22-12 lead, and Monmouth could not recover as the Gaels held a double-digit lead for most of the game.