Manhattan 34 39 73
Iona 39 46 85
Date of game: 1/31/2014

Recap: Iona vs. Manhattan

New Rochelle, NY ( - David Laury paced five teammates in double figures with 21 points, as the Iona Gaels held off the Manhattan Jaspers, 85-73, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center.

Laury shot 6-of-7 from the field and 9-of-11 at the foul line for Iona (12-8, 9-2 MAAC), winners of four straight. Mike Poole added 19 points and eight rebounds, Sean Armand poured in 18 points, and A.J. English and Isaiah Williams netted 14 and 10 points, respectively.

For Manhattan (14-6, 7-4), which has lost three of four, Rhamel Brown had 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, while Michael Alvarado (11 points, six assists) and Emmy Andujar (11 points, nine rebounds) were also solid.

Iona outshot Manhattan from the field in the first half, 46.9 percent to 42.4 percent, and it carried a five-point lead into intermission, 39-34.

The Jaspers caught fire at the start of the second half, using an 11-0 run to take a six-point lead with just over 16 minutes remaining. The Gaels climbed back to take the lead at the 11:40 mark on an English 3-pointer and never relinquished the advantage down the stretch, using a 10-2 run later in the frame to put the game on ice.

Manhattan committed just 11 turnovers, but Iona converted those miscues into 15 points. The Gaels coughed the ball up only seven times themselves.

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