Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 59

(3-5, 1-4 away)

Rider 63

(4-4, 0-1 MAAC)

5:30 PM ET, December 29, 2005

1 2 T
LIU 27 3259
RID 34 2963

Top Performers

LIU Brooklyn: J. Williams 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Rider: J. Thompson 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Rider 63, LIU Brooklyn 59

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Terrance Mouton had 16 points and Jason Thompson added 15 as Rider held off Long Island University 63-59 on Thursday night in the opening round of the College of Charleston Holiday Classic.

Rider advanced to Friday's championship game against the winner of the College of Charleston-Longwood game.

The Broncs (4-4), who had not played since a victory over Delaware on Dec. 10, took a 47-33 lead on Lamar Johnson's layup with 13:35 to go.

The Blackbirds (3-5) went on a 22-7 run over the next 7 minutes and took a 55-54 lead on James Williams' fifth 3-pointer of the game with 6:33 left.

Edwin Muniz put Rider ahead for good at 60-58 with 2:17 remaining.

Williams had 22 points for the Blackbirds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIU
RID
Points 59 63
FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 22-58 (.379)
3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 7-22 (.318)
FT Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 12-21 (.571)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 10

2005-06 Season

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