Myles scored a career-high 23 points, helping Rider snap a two-game
losing skid and beat Jacksonville, 86-71, Friday afternoon in the Hoops
for Hope Classic.
Myles, a junior from Dover, Del., broke his previous high mark of 21 points set last season in a loss to Iona.
“I’ve been challenging Anthony to drive it more, get to the basket,
and he responded today,” coach Kevin Baggett said on the school’s
athletic website. “It is one of the best games he’s played. He played a
The lefty connected on 7 of 12 shots, including 3 of 4 from beyond
the arc. The Broncs (3-3) shot 50 percent (9 of 18) on 3-pointers while
holding the Dolphins (2-4) to 1 of 14.
“I felt good,” said Myles, whose parents made the trip to Mexico. “We
were on a two-game losing streak and if we want to be a good team we
can’t have losing streaks.”
Jon Thompson added a season-high 18 points and Nurideen Lindsey finished with 10.
Glenn Powell led Jacksonville with 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting
while Keith McDougald finished with 20, despite missing all six of his
After conceding the first four points, Rider went ahead 7-6 on a 3 by Thompson and led the rest of the way.
Myles’ layup with 8:06 remaining gave the Broncs their biggest lead, 68-50.
Rider finishes the Hoops for Hope Classic Sunday against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
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