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03/10/2013 5:55 PM EDT
Iona beats Niagara 79-73; Laury gets double-double
IONA 79, NIAGARA 73
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- David Laury scored 20 points and
grabbed 17 rebounds as Iona eliminated top-seeded Niagara 79-73
Sunday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament
Laury's jumper with 9:18 remaining started a 10-2 run that gave
the fourth-seeded Gaels (19-13) a 70-61 lead at the 6:37 mark.
The sophomore forward also sank two free throws after Juan'ya
Green's layup brought the Purple Eagles (19-13) to within 70-67
with just under 3 minutes left.
Lamont Jones added 17 points, Taaj Ridley had 16 and Sean Armand
13 for Iona, which split two games against Niagara during the
The Gaels now have won four in a row after losing six of seven
games by a combined total of 11 points.
Antoine Mason scored 21 points to lead Niagara, which was hurt
by erratic 3-point shooting. The Purple Eagles were 7 of 33
behind the arc, including 0 of 7 by Green.
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