Fairfield 66, Rider 59

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP)—Deng Gai scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds and DeWitt Maxwell added 10 points as Fairfield defeated Rider 66-59 on Saturday.

Rider (5-7) led 13-9 before Fairfield (8-5) went on a 16-4 run with five minutes left in the first half. Gai scored 10 points in the run.

The Stags led 28-20 going into the break, and didn’t trail for the rest of the game. The Broncs cut the lead to 63-59 on a a 3-point shot by Jerry Johnson with 29 seconds left.

Johnson finished with 19 points for Rider, and Robert Taylor added 12.

Terrence Todd and Kudjo Sogadzi each scored 7 points for Fairfield.

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