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Monmouth Downs Rider 65-62 - Match Report

Monmouth got 17 points from Deion Hammond en route to a 65-62 victory over Rider on Friday at Alumni Gymnasium.

Monmouth won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the -5.5-point spread.

Marcus McClary had 15 points for Monmouth and Melik Martin chipped in with 12 points. Melik Martin had 3 assists for them, while Marcus McClary was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Rider got 23 points from Dwight Murray Jr. in a losing cause and another 8 points from Allen Powell. Allen Powell contributed 4 assists for them, while Dwight Murray Jr. had 11 rebounds.

Monmouth was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Monmouth as they grabbed 35 boards, while Rider only had 32