Scores

Final

Marist 81

(8-6, 2-1 MAAC)

Rider 80

(8-6, 1-2 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 4, 2008

    Alumni Gymnasium (Rider), Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    MRST 45 3681
    RID 45 3580

    Top Performers

    Marist: J. Gavin 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rider: J. Thompson 26 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Marist 81, Rider 80

    Associated Press

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Ryan Stilphen's three-point play with three seconds left to play gave Marist an 81-80 win over Rider on Friday night.

    The teams traded baskets for most of the second half before Rider took a 79-75 lead on Ryan Thompson's 3-pointer with 2:15 remaining. Jay Gavin responded with a 3-pointer on Marist's next possession, but Rider boosted its lead to 80-78 when Harris Mansell hit one of two free throws with 1:18 left to play.

    Neither team would score again until Stilphen hit his layup and was fouled by Lamar Johnson. Stilphen -- who finished with 11 points -- then hit his free throw and, after a Rider timeout, Thompson's 3-point try was no good.

    Gavin scored 21 points to lead the Red Foxes (8-6, 2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), while David Devezin added 14 points and Louie McCroskey had 10 points and eight rebounds.

    Jason Thompson had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Broncs (8-6, 1-2), while Ryan Thompson added 24 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRST
    RID
    Points 81 80
    FG Made-Attempted 29-62 (.468) 31-64 (.484)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 9

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