Rider comes from behind to beat Lafayette 84-77

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EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Ryan Thompson scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half as Rider overcame a double-digit Lafayette lead for an 84-77 victory on Sunday.

Thompson also pulled down 11 rebounds for Rider (2-1), while Harris Mansell scored 20 points and Novar Gadson contributed 10.

Jeff Kari led Lafayette (2-2) with 21 points while Jared Mintz had 16, Ryan Willen scored 13 and Andrew Brown chipped in 11.

Rider jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held a 16-5 advantage before Lafayette went on an 18-5 run to take a 23-21 edge with 8:22 remaining in the first half. The Leopards held a 41-30 advantage at the break.

Lafayette led 67-52 when Thompson scored eight points of a 12-2 run to cut the margin to 69-64 with 5:35 remaining, and the Broncs later scored 15 unanswered points, including six by Thompson, to take an 83-76 lead.

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 Top Performers
 Rider
Ryan Thompson Ryan Thompson
10-19,  25 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Lafayette
Jeff Kari Jeff Kari
5-10,  21 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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