LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Brandon Penn scored 12 points on 3 of 4 from 3-point range in Rider's 61-50 win over Niagara on Sunday.
Penn made three more 3-pointers than the entire Niagara team, which went 0-17 from long range. The Purple Eagles (6-21, 3-12 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 25.4 percent from the field (15 of 59), making 35.7 percent (15 of 42) of their 2-pointers.
After trailing 28-23 at halftime, Niagara tied it at 32 on Kashief Edwards' layup with 14:24 remaining. The Broncs (18-9, 10-5) answered with a 14-4 run to lead 46-36 on Penn's 3 with 8:46 to play. The Purple Eagles would get no closer than nine points the rest of the way.
The win puts Rider back into a tie for second place in the conference with Saint Peter's.
Edwards led Niagara with 21 points and 15 rebounds.