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Monmouth Hawks vs Rider Broncs Wrap - Monmouth Wins 77-74
Monmouth earned a 77-74 victory over Rider on Thursday, getting 24 points from Melik Martin at Alumni Gymnasium.
Monmouth won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the -5.5-point spread.
George Papas had 17 points for Monmouth and Deion Hammond chipped in with 14 points. George Papas had 4 assists for them, while Marcus McClary was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Rider got a 21-point performance from Dwight Murray Jr., who was supported by 11 points from Allen Powell. Christian Ings had 7 assists in a losing cause for Rider, while Dontrell McQuarter grabbed 9 rebounds.
Monmouth was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Monmouth as they grabbed 37 boards, while Rider only had 32
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