Scores

Final

Niagara 65

(17-6, 8-3 MAAC)

Iona 53

(10-13, 5-7 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, February 2, 2009

    Hynes Athletics Center, New Rochelle, New York

    1 2 T
    NIAG 36 2965
    IONA 35 1853

    Top Performers

    Niagara: B. Egemonye 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iona: G. Springer 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Niagara 65, Iona 53

    Associated Press

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Demetrius Williamson had 15 points and Niagara scored the final 17 points of the game to defeat Iona 65-53 on Monday night.

    Benson Egemonye added 14 points, Tyrone Lewis had 13 and Bilal Benn had 11 for the visiting Purple Eagles (17-6, 8-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who split the season series with the Gaels.

    Gary Springer and Milan Prodanovic scored 14 points apiece for Iona (10-13, 5-7), which was held scoreless for the final 10:59 of the game.

    Lewis and Williamson each scored 11 points in helping Niagara to a 36-35 lead at halftime.

    There were 15 lead changes in the game before the Purple Eagles pulled away.

    The Gaels' final points came on Prodanovic's 3-pointer to give Iona a 53-48 lead with 10:59 remaining.

    Williamson's layup with 6:49 left provided Niagara with a 54-53 lead and the Purple Eagles never trailed after that.

    Niagara shot 47.2 percent from the field to 38.8 percent for Iona. The Purple Eagles held the edge in points off turnovers 27-9.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    IONA
    Points 65 53
    FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 19-49 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-8 (1.000) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 8

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 15, 2009 IONA 71, @NIAG 65Recap
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