Stewart, Thompson score 23 each as Rider defeats Loyola (Md.) 64-57 in MAAC contest

January 13, 2013

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Daniel Stewart and Jonathon Thompson scored 23 points each to lead Rider to a 64-57 victory over Loyola (Md.) in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Sunday.

The Broncs (9-9, 4-2) have won three in a row since losing 71-65 on the road to the Greyhounds (12-6, 4-2) on Jan. 4.

Stewart and Thompson had four points apiece in the final 1:13 after Loyola rallied from a 53-42 deficit to climb back to within two points, 54-52. The two players each had 15 second-half points.

Robert Olson scored 14 of his 25 points for Loyola in the first half, which ended with the Greyhounds in front 31-27. Olson sank 6 of 13 shots in the half while the rest of the Greyhounds were 5 of 20.

The Broncs held Loyola’s Erik Etherly, who had scored at least 20 points in three straight games, to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.

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