JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Jonathon Thompson scored 21 points and Rider defeated Saint Peter's 72-66 on Monday night.
Thompson, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week averaging 28 points over his last five games, moved into fifth on the Broncs' all-time scoring list with 1,771.
Rider (15-13, 8-8) shot 70.8 percent in the second half (17 of 24), and finished 29 of 50 from the field (58 percent).
Rider outscored the Peacocks 46-28 in the paint, and won its seventh of the last nine against Saint Peter's (14-11, 9-6).
The Peacocks shot 38.3 percent from the field (23 of 60), including a 1-for-4 effort from 3-point range (25 percent) in the first half.