Scores

Final

Niagara 76

(14-8, 8-5 MAAC)

Rider 80

(18-6, 11-2 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2008

    Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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    NIAG 37 3976
    RID 36 4480

    Top Performers

    Niagara: C. Fisher 30 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rider: J. Thompson 18 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

    Rider 80, Niagara 76

    Associated Press

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Jason Thompson scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Rider past Niagara 80-76 on Friday night.

    Thompson's brother, Ryan, added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Broncs (18-6, 11-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), while Harris Mansell had 16 points and Mike Ringgold finished with 14. Charron Fisher had a game-high 30 points and 11 rebounds for Niagara (14-8, 8-5), while Tyrone Lewis added 26 points and Stanley Hodge finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.

    Rider, which won its 10th straight, broke open a close game midway through the second half. Leading 57-56, the Broncs used an 11-3 run to take a 68-59 lead with five minutes remaining.

    Niagara fought back to cut the lead to 71-69 with two minutes left, but the Purple Eagles would not get any closer. Mansell sealed the win by hitting two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    RID
    Points 76 80
    FG Made-Attempted 28-69 (.406) 32-69 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-28 (.214) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 9

    2007-08 Season

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