Rider beats Fairfield 66-49

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Novar Gadson scored 23 points and Justin Robinson added 15 as Rider defeated Fairfield 66-49 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Friday night.

Harris Mansell added 13 for Rider (10-8, 5-3), who won for just the second time in its last five games while the Stags (12-8, 5-4) lost for the second straight time.

Anthony Johnson led Fairfield with 11 points.

Gadson, a 6-foot-7 freshman, had 11 points in the first half and Justin Robinson added 10 as the Broncs opened a 32-19 halftime lead. Fairfield struggled against Rider’s 2-3 zone, scoring just two points over the final 8:16.

Fairfield managed to cut the Broncs lead to 45-34 with 14:03 to play but Rider went on a 15-4 run, sparked by eight points from Gadson to open a 59-38 lead with 7:20 left. The Stags never got closer than 13 the rest of the way.

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 Top Performers
Novar Gadson Novar Gadson
9-12,  23 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists
Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson
5-9,  11 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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