Hofstra defeats Rider 92-89 in overtime

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)—Charles Jenkins scored 31 points and Hofstra defeated Rider 92-89 in overtime on Saturday.

The Pride (16-13) were 4 of 5 from the field and 9 of 10 from the free throw line in overtime, and won for the seventh time in their last eight games.

Hofstra led 75-71 with 1:04 to go in regulation, before two free throws by Rider’s Ryan Thompson and a steal by Novar Gadson. Gadson then sent the game into overtime at 75-75 on a layup with 43 seconds left.

Gadson tied it for the 10th and final time on another layup with 3:39 left in overtime, before Hofstra’s Nathaniel Lester scored four straight.

Lester finished with 14 points, Greg Washington added 12 points and 11 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 12 points and Halil Kanacevic 10 for Hofstra.

Thompson scored 38 points and Gadson finished with 16 for the Broncs (15-13).

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