Scores

Final

Niagara 70

(6-10, 3-5 MAAC)

Rider 78

(5-10, 1-6 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, January 20, 2006

    Alumni Gymnasium (Rider), Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    NIAG 44 2670
    RID 30 4878

    Top Performers

    Niagara: C. Fisher 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rider: J. Thompson 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    Rider 78, Niagara 70

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Jason Thompson scored a game-high 23 points as Rider rallied for a 78-70 win over Niagara on Friday night.

    Paul Johnson added 21 points and six rebounds for Rider, which only hit 37 percent of its shots in the first half and trailed 44-30 at the break. However, the Broncs (5-10, 1-6 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) went on a 20-7 run to start the second half and took the lead for good when Thompson made a layup with 3:38 left.

    The Broncs also dominated the boards on both ends, outrebounding Niagara by a 52-29 margin.

    Niagara had led by as much as 20 points in the first half before going cold after the break, hitting just 29 percent from the floor in the second half. They were led by Charron Fisher's 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lorenzo Miles added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Purple Eagles (6-10, 3-5).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    RID
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 26-70 (.371) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-30 (.367) 10-27 (.370)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 8

    2005-06 Season

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