Fisher scores 36 points in Niagara’s 89-77 win over Rider

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP)—Charron Fisher scored a career-high 36 points to lead Niagara past Rider 89-77 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action Thursday night.

Niagara (4-2, 1-0 MAAC) sank 10 three-point field goals in the first half to tie the school record. Fisher sank eight 3-pointers in the contest.

Niagara’s Tyrone Lewis scored 14 points while Stanley Hodge added 12. Benson Egemonye snared a game-high 12 rebounds and Anthony Nelson had 10 assists.

Jason Thompson had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Rider (5-4, 0-1 MAAC). His brother, Ryan Thompson, added 12 points and 12 rebounds. Harris Mansell scored 15 points for the Broncs while Lamar Johnson added 11.

Fisher scored 13 of Niagara’s first 22 points as the Purple Eagles used a 10-0 run to take a 22-8 lead at 11:48.

Rider, which was scoreless for 3:39, then went on a 25-9 run to take a 33-31 lead when Jason Thompson completed a conventional three-point play at 4:10.

Niagara went on a 19-1 run after Thompson was whistled for a foul and a technical foul. The Purple Eagles, who opened the game with five straight 3’s, closed the half with four consecutive 3’s and a 50-34 edge.

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J. Thompson J. Thompson
10-17,  25 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Niagara
C. Fisher C. Fisher
12-20,  36 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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