Rider scores hard-fought win over St. Peter’s

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—Jason Thompson scored 18 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds as Rider held off St. Peter’s 76-67 on Sunday.

Harris Mansell added 13 points for Rider (14-5, 8-2 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), while Justin Robinson had 12 and Ryan Thompson finished with 10. Wesley Jenkins came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points for the Peacocks (5-16, 1-9), while Darrell Lampley added 10 points and three assists.

Rider led 34-30 at the break, but the Peacocks rallied in the second half and took the lead when Jenkins hit a layup with 11:23 left to play. The teams then traded baskets for several minutes before the Broncs regained the lead for good on a jumper by Kamron Werner with 6:36 remaining.

St. Peter’s tried to rally again late in the game, but Jason Thompson eventually sealed the win by hitting two free throws with 1:12 left.

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J. Thompson J. Thompson
5-10,  18 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
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W. Jenkins W. Jenkins
8-17,  20 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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