Scores

Final

Rider 82

(11-5, 3-1 MAAC)

Niagara 65

(3-13, 0-4 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, January 7, 2011

    Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, New York

    1 2 T
    RID 47 3582
    NIAG 27 3865

    Top Performers

    Rider: N. Gadson 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Niagara: A. Nelson 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Rider 82, Niagara 65

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Novar Gadson had his second double-double of the season as Rider defeated Niagara 82-65 on Friday night for the Broncs' fifth straight win.

    Gadson had 17 points and 10 rebounds while Mike Ringgold, Justin Robinson and Jonathon Thompson scored 16 points apiece. Robinson also had six assists and Thompson had five.

    Rider (11-5, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) is off to its best start since beginning the 1982-83 season 14-4.

    The Broncs never trailed, breaking open the game at 21-19 with a 14-2 run and leading 47-27 at the break.

    Rider led by as many as 27 in the second half.

    Marvin Gordon scored 18 points on 6-of-19 shooting to lead the Purple Eagles (3-13, 0-4), who lost their sixth straight.

    The Broncs outshot Niagara from the field 55.2 percent (32 of 58) to 29.9 percent (20 of 67). The Purple Eagles hit 10 of 29 3-pointers, while Rider was 9 of 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RID
    NIAG
    Points 82 65
    FG Made-Attempted 32-58 (.552) 20-68 (.294)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 10-29 (.345)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 27 0

    2010-11 Season

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