New Rochelle, NY (Sports Network) - Lamont Jones supplied 32 points for the Iona Gaels to lift them over the Rider Broncs, 78-71, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic matchup at the Hynes Center.
Although Jones was just 1-of-5 from 3-point range, he was 10-of-19 from the floor and 11-of-13 from the free-throw line for the Gaels (15-10, 9-5 MAAC), who dug out of a three-game slump. Sean Armand also added a big performance with 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.
Rider (13-13, 8-6) was led by Jonathan Thompson who was 9-of-14 from the field and knocked down four 3-pointers to record 26 points to go with five assists. Anthony Myles added 19 points for the Broncs who have lost four of their last six.
Iona was 14-of-16 from the charity stripe in the first half and led 38-31 at intermission.
In the second half the Gaels shot 58.3 percent from the field which was enough to hold off the Broncs who shot 53.6 percent in the period.
Both teams shot 50.0 percent from the field for the game but the Gaels were able to make 21-of-26 attempts from the free-throw line while Rider made 10- of-17.