Rider beats Canisius 68-55

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP)—Ryan Thompson scored 28 points to lead Rider to a 68-55 win over Canisius on Sunday.

Justin Robinson added 13 points and three steals for the Broncs (12-9, 7-4 Metro Atlantic Conference), while Mike Ringgold finished with nine points and four rebounds. Julius Coles had 19 points and seven rebounds for Canisius (7-15, 2-10), while Frank Turner added 16 points.

Rider led 32-27 at the break, but the Golden Griffins opened the second half with a 6-0 run to take the lead. Rider than responded with an 18-7 run—which featured 12 points by Thompson—to take the lead for good midway through the half.

Rider than sealed the win by making 9-of-10 free throws over the final 4:14, and its defense held Canisius scoreless for the final 1:57.

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 Top Performers
 Canisius
Julius Coles Julius Coles
6-12,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Rider
Ryan Thompson Ryan Thompson
6-13,  28 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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