Sports / National Sports / 

Rider holds on to beat a late-charging Wagner 76-71

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Sophomore Jimmie Taylor scored a career-high 25 points and Khalil Alford and Matt Lopez each hit buckets in the final 26 seconds as Rider held off a surging Wagner 76-71 on Monday night.

Taylor was 8 of 14 from the floor and sank 7 of 12 foul shots for Rider (7-6). Zedric Sadler added 17 points off the bench for the Broncs, who led ever since the score was 4-2. Lopez scored 12 with 13 rebounds.

The Seahawks (2-9) scored a quick 7-0 flurry after halftime and rallied with a late 14-4 run, closing to within 72-69 before calling their final timeout with 1:05 left. After the huddle JoJo Cooper stole the ball but Marcus Burton missed a 3-pointer, Rider got the board and Alford scored on a layup to ice it for Rider.

Romone Saunders led Wagner with 20 points, Burton had 15 and Cooper added 14.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related topics

CollegeNational Sports
The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast