Scores

Final

Fairfield 59

(14-15, 11-7 MAAC)

Rider 87

(21-9, 13-5 MAAC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 2, 2008

    Alumni Gymnasium (Rider), Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    FAIR 26 3359
    RID 38 4987

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: M. O'Sullivan 10 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rider: J. Thompson 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rider 87, Fairfield 59

    Associated Press

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Jason Thompson scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Rider to an easy 87-59 win over Fairfield on Sunday.

    Harris Mansell came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 17 points for the Broncs (21-9, 13-5 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), while Mike Ringgold added 11 points and Ryan Thompson had 10.

    Jonathan Han had 13 points for the Stags (14-15, 11-7), who hit just 35.6 percent from the floor. Marty O'Sullivan came off the bench to score 10 points and pull down nine rebounds, while Anthony Johnson also had nine boards.

    Fairfield jumped out to an early 11-6 lead, but the Broncs -- who made 51.8 percent of their shots -- soon took control with a 14-2 run fueled by Mansell's six points and never trailed again. Rider led 38-26 at the break and led by as much as 28 points in the second half, as the Stags could not overcome the Broncs strong defense.

    Rider also won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Fairfield 41-33.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    RID
    Points 59 87
    FG Made-Attempted 21-59 (.356) 29-56 (.518)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-25 (.160) 10-18 (.556)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 19-27 (.704)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

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