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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