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Friday, February 13, 2015

Okereafor, Rider hold off Canisius

Teddy Okereafor scored 15 points, Jimmie Taylor 13 and Rider slipped past Canisius, 60-59, on Friday night for its third consecutive victory and fifth in last six games.

Okereafor’s scored the Broncs’ final five points and they survived some shady clock work by Canisius’ gameday crew.
 Officials weren’t able to view a replay to check if a 3-point shot by the Golden Griffins should have only counted for two points, but were able to get a second look at a ball that deflected out of bounds off Rider in the last minute.

The clock also appeared to start late after Canisius made a 3 in the final seconds.

Rider lost a game at Niagara three seasons ago when a buzzer-beating shot was wrongly ruled off following mistakes by the referees and clock operator.

“I’ll leave it to our commissioner (Rich Ensor) because that’s something they need to address up here,” head coach Kevin Baggett said postgame on 107.7 FM The Bronc.

Rider improved to 17-9 overall and 11-4 in the MAAC.

Matt Lopez was limited to seven points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes after missing most of practice this week with the flu.

Josiah Heath scored a career-high 20 points for Canisius (12-12, 7-8).


Blogger Yonkers said...

I'm slowly and cautiously allowing myself to have hope. In the 15 or so years I've been following Rider as a student and alum, they have not had a season a season where they won all these close games like this.

Even when they had great players like Jason Thompson or Jerry Johnson, they would always seem to lose games like this.

February 14, 2015 at 8:35 AM 

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