Iona beats Manhattan 71-51

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NEW YORK (AP)—Scott Machado scored 13 points to lead Iona to a 71-51 victory over Manhattan on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

Gary Springer had 11 points and Devon Clarke added 10 for the Gaels (10-10, 5-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who won for the fifth time in six games.

Darryl Crawford had 21 points for the Jaspers (10-9, 4-5), who have lost three of four.

Iona took a 34-18 lead as the Jaspers managed to shoot just 17.9 percent from the field (5-for-28), including missing all 10 of their 3-point attempts.

The Gaels shot 54.2 percent (13-for-24) in the first half and they kept up the hot shooting in the second half, going 13-for-25 to finish 53.1 percent for the game.

The closest Manhattan got in the second half was 48-34 on a drive by Antoine Pearson with 8:48 to play. Iona led by 25 points twice, the last time at 70-45 with 1:11 to go.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Manhattan
Darryl Crawford Darryl Crawford
7-11,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Iona
Scott Machado Scott Machado
4-6,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 6 Assists

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