- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Kahlil Thomas matched career-highs with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Rider pulled away in the final five minutes to beat Canisius 79-68 on Sunday for its third-straight win.

Teddy Okereafor added 20 points and six assists for Rider (9-13, 5-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which shot 57 percent from the floor. Thomas has eight career double-doubles, all in the last 12 games.

Kassius Robertson made four 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead Canisius (10-13, 5-7). Jermaine Crumpton chipped in 20 points.

Rider had an 11-point lead with nine minutes left. Crumpton scored nine points as part of a 13-4 surge to pull the Golden Griffins to 64-62 with 5:42 remaining.

The Broncs answered with a 15-6 run to seal it. Taylor scored seven points, Thomas made five free throws, and Canisius missed six of eight field goals and had two turnovers during the stretch.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide