Marist 63
Rider 67
Date of game: 2/17/2013

Recap: Rider vs. Marist

Lawrenceville, NJ (Sports Network) - Daniel Stewart tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Rider Broncs overcame a double-digit second-half deficit to take down the Marist Red Foxes, 67-63, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tilt at Alumni Gymnasium.

It was Stewart's fifth double-double of the season for Rider (15-13, 10-6 MAAC), which has won two straight and four of five. Jonathon Thompson and Anthony Myles netted 13 points apiece for the home team.

Chavaughn Lewis led all scorers with 18 points for Marist (7-20, 4-12), shooting 7-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-4 from 3-point range. Adam Kemp logged 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Jay Bowie scored 10 points for the Red Foxes, who had won back-to-back games coming into this bout.

Rider outshot Marist from the field in the first half, 50 percent to 44.4 percent, but the Red Foxes shot 6-of-11 from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes to take a 33-30 advantage into intermission.

Marist scored the first eight points of the second half to extend its lead to 41-30, but from there Rider began its comeback. The Broncs ripped off a 24-11 run to take a 54-52 lead with 6:38 left on a Myles jumper. The Red Foxes regained the advantage, 59-58, on a T.J. Curry 3-pointer with under four minutes to play, but Rider took the lead for good following a Stewart layup on its next possession.

Rider shot 52.9 percent from the field on the afternoon, including 8-of-16 from 3-point range.

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