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Taylor scores 28, leads Rider to upset win at Iona, 103-85

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Jimmie Taylor scored 28 points and Rider snapped a two-game losing skid by upsetting Iona, 103-85 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference battle Sunday.

The Broncs topped 100 points for the second time in four games. Rider beat Quinnipiac 112-107 February 11.

The loss knocked Iona (18-11, 11-7) out of a second-place tie with St. Peter's, which beat Fairfield, 74-55 on Sunday. The Gaels now are tied with Siena, which also has seven losses in conference.

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Rider is now alone in seventh place in the conference standings after Quinnipiac lost to Manhattan, 95-74. The Broncs face Manhattan and Quinnipiac to complete the regular season.

The game was tied five minutes in at 9-9, but the Broncs (15-14, 8-10) went on a 14-2 run to break the game open. They led by 12 at intermission, 50-38.

Rider got a 20-point effort from Norville Carey and 17 points from Stevie Jordan while shooting 59.7 percent from the field (40 of 67), including 50 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (9 of 18).

Jordan Washington scored a career-high 38 points to lead Iona.