Niagara 69
Rider 72
Date of game: 2/7/2013

Recap: Rider vs. Niagara

Lawrenceville, NJ (Sports Network) - Anthony Myles produced 23 points to propel the Rider Broncs over the Niagara Purple Eagles for a 72-69 decision in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference clash at the Alumni Gym.

Myles was 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-7 from 3-point range while also pulling down seven rebounds for the Broncs (13-12, 8-5 MAAC), who have won two in a row after a three game slump. Jonathan Thompson contributed 18 points and Daniel Stewart managed a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

For Niagara (14-10, 10-3), Ameen Tanksley led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field and also pulled down seven rebounds. Marvin Jordan added 11 points as the Purple Eagles dropped their second in a row after a seven-game win streak.

Niagara carried a 30-26 lead into the break after both teams shot well below 40.0 percent from the field and Rider went 1-of-12 from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes.

In the second half, the Broncs were able to find the bottom of the net more often and made good on 46.4 percent of their shots while the Purple Eagles still struggled and made only 38.7 percent of their field goal tries. After Rider took the lead with 16:49 to go, the Purple Eagles were never able to regain it despite late-game attempts.

The closely contested matchup was reflected in the rebounding battle where Rider held a narrow, 44-41, edge in boards.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Jeff Gordon to run one more full season

Jeff Gordon isn't retiring from racing after the 2015 season, but the 43-year-old driver is making this his last year competing for a championship in the Sprint Cup Series.

Extra Points: Belichick doubles down on denial

The New England Patriots have a pretty important game to prepare for in just over a week's time so Bill Belichick took to the podium on Saturday for a surprise press conference designed to move things along from DeflateGate, the NFL's sting operation designed to see if the Pats intentionally deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game.

Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Abad

The Oakland Athletics and left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.