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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rider 73, Loyola Marymount 63

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Rider was sluggish early and not fully in control late. But the Broncs are headed back to New Jersey having put together a fulfilling weekend -- and feeling confident heading into next Friday's MAAC opener against Siena.

The Broncs, with a balanced approach led by Novar Gadson's 18 points, beat Loyola Marymount 73-63 for their fourth straight victory. They've won their last three games -- all on the road or a neutral site -- by an average of 15 points.

Rider trailed by as many as eight in the first half. After the Broncs took control with a 17-4 run early in the second half and stretched the lead to 14, the Lions went on a 10-0 run to get within four at 63-59.

But the Broncs executed late to win their fourth straight -- something they didn't do at all last year and haven't done since winning five straight from Feb. 18 to March 7, 2009.

The Broncs host Siena Friday in the MAAC opener for both teams.

The MAAC has been anything but impressive in the season's first two weeks, but the Broncs and Saints both made the league look good this weekend: Rider winning with relative ease in the Hall-of-Fame Tip-Off Classic and Siena routing a talented Northeastern team Saturday on the road.

Read the full story here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous #1 Rider Fan said...

My favorite thing about this Rider team this year is I think the team concept his back. A lot of contribution from a lot of places.

Felt like last year the season was as much about RT winning player of the year, getting to the NBA, etc. as it was about Rider Basketball.

This is a team, and teams win championships, not players.

November 21, 2010 at 6:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree #1 fan. All RT wanted to do last year was take his talents to the NBA. he bogged down the offense by trying to showcase those "talents" to the scouts.

Have to credit the coaching staff for the committment to defense this year. they are doing a great job.

November 21, 2010 at 8:45 PM 

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