Mansell 3-pointer lifts Rider over Niagara 90-87

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP)—Harris Mansell hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds remaining, then added a free throw after a turnover to lift Rider to a 90-87 win over Niagara Wednesday night.

Niagara (21-7, 12-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) battled back from a 50-38 halftime deficit to take an 87-86 lead on a layup by Demetrius Williamson with 27 seconds to play. Rider (15-11, 10-6 MAAC) called time out, and Mansell hit his 3-pointer on the subsequent possession.

Mansell led Rider with 22 points. Ryan Thompson added 21 points and seven rebounds.

Tyrone Lewis had a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds for Niagara. Bilal Benn had 22 points and Benson Egemonye 16 for the Purple Eagles.

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 Top Performers
 Niagara
Bilal Benn Bilal Benn
8-14,  22 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Rider
Harris Mansell Harris Mansell
7-11,  22 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists

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