Scores

Final

Rider 70

(9-8, 4-3 MAAC)

Niagara 84

(14-5, 5-2 MAAC)

    4:00 PM ET, January 17, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

    1 2 T
    RID 33 3770
    NIAG 36 4884

    Top Performers

    Rider: R. Thompson 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Niagara: B. Benn 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Niagara 84, Rider 70

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Benson Egemonye 20 points to lead Niagara past Rider 84-70 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play Saturday.

    Tyrone Lewis and Bilal Benn each added 15 points for Niagara (14-5, 5-2). Benn also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. Rob Garrison chipped in 13 points, while Anthony Nelson added 10.

    Ryan Thompson led Rider (9-8, 4-3) with 20 points. Harris Mansell added 16 points while Mike Ringgold scored 12. Justin Robinson and Novar Gadson scored 10 apiece.

    Niagara opened with a 6-0 run and never trailed for the rest of the first half, taking a 36-33 halftime lead.

    Rider took a 42-38 lead at the start of the second half before Niagara went on a 19-2 run for a 57-44 lead on a 3-pointer by Demetrius Williamson at 10:37. Rider answered with a 20-9 run, cutting the lead to 66-64.

    Garrison completed a four-point play at 2:28 to make it 75-66. Niagara made seven of its last eight foul shots for the final margin.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RID
    NIAG
    Points 70 84
    FG Made-Attempted 26-55 (.473) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 8-27 (.296)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 26-35 (.743)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

    2008-09 Season

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