Scores

Final

Rider 59

(2-4, 0-1 MAAC)

Iona 80

(6-0, 1-0 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    Hynes Athletics Center, New Rochelle, New York

    1 2 T
    RID 31 2859
    IONA 36 4480

    Top Performers

    Rider: T. Mouton 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Iona: R. Soliver 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    Iona 80, Rider 59

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Ricky Soliver scored 19 points and Iona continued its best start since 1984-85 by routing Rider 80-59 on Wednesday night in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

    Iona (6-0) used a 25-2 run to take a 63-38 lead midway through the second half. The Gaels began 7-0 in 1984-85 en route to an NCAA berth and a 26-5 record.

    Steve Burtt scored seven of his 13 points during the decisive spree, including a layup that created his team's largest lead, 63-38 with 9:47 left. Rider (2-4) scored its only points during that stretch on two free throws by Terrance Mouton after a technical foul was called on Iona's Marvin McCullough for shoving.

    Karil Wachsmann had 13 points and McCullough added 10.

    Mouton had 14 points for the Broncs, who enjoyed their biggest lead at 17-9 on Rodney Pierce's two foul shots at 11:31 of the opening half. Iona rallied for a 36-31 halftime lead.

    The Gaels outrebounded Rider 38-29 and also owned an advantage at the foul line, where they coverted 20 of 27 to a 14-of-22 effort for Rider. Iona's scrambling defense forced the Broncs into 19 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RID
    IONA
    Points 59 80
    FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 20-27 (.741)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 23

    2005-06 Season

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