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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lehigh at Rider

Greetings from the Trentonian newsroom. I'll have plenty more later on Rider's home opener when there's no more football agate to compile, but for now, here's the game day box:

WHO: Lehigh at Rider
WHEN: Tonight, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Alumni Gym
ON THE AIR: Radio: 107.7, (Daryl Fein, Steve Rudenstein)
RECORDS: Rider is 1-0; Lehigh is 0-1
SERIES: Rider leads 30-20
LAST MEETING: Rider won 69-68 last year in Bethlehem
SCOUTING LEHIGH: The Mountain Hawks, picked second in the preseason Patriot League coaches’ poll, lost their opener 65-53 last Friday at Richmond. Lehigh led 41-37 with 13 minutes left before the Spiders came back, then pulled away late. ... Six-foot senior guard Marquis Hall, the preseason Patriot League Player of the Year, averaged 13.9 points and a team-high 4.1 assists last year. He struggled last year against Rider, managing only seven points on 2-for-11 shooting. ... Six-seven senior Zahir Carrington averaged team highs of 14 points and 8.6 rebounds last year. He’ll start in the frontcourt along with 6-9 freshman Gabe Knutson, who had four points and six rebounds in his collegiate debut at Richmond. ... Hall will start in the backcourt along with 6-3 junior Rob Keefer (8.8 points per game last year) and 6-4 senior Dave Buchberger (7.1)
SCOUTING RIDER: The Broncs upset No. 18 Mississippi State last Friday for their first win over a ranked opponent. ... Mike Ringgold and Novar Gadson scored 21 points apiece, and Gadson added a team-high 11 rebounds. ... Ryan Thompson (16 points Friday) led the team in points (18 per game), rebounds (6.5) and assists (3.2) last year. He’ll start in the backcourt along with Justin Robinson (15 points Friday), while Gadson, Ringgold and Jermaine Jackson (two points, five rebounds) will start up front,


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