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Prochet Scores Season-High As NU Falls To Rider

 

(Larkin, Niagra)

SCORE: Rider Broncs 99, Niagara Purple Eagles 76
RECORDS: Rider (8-6, 1-1 MAAC), Niagara (7-8, 0-2 MAAC)
LOCATION: Frank and Barbara Layden Court at the Gallagher Center
 
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Marvin Prochet led all scorers with a season-high 21 points as the Niagara Purple Eagles fell to the Rider Broncs, 99-76, on Sunday to close out the 2017 calendar.
 
Game Summary
The Broncs opened the game on a 12-0 run which led to a lineup change for the Purple Eagles.  The new unit of James Towns, Chris Barton, Kevin Larkin, Greg Kuakumensah and Greg King outscored Rider 15-6 in seven minutes as NU trailed 22-15 with 9:46 left in the half.  A Kahlil Dukes' 3-pointer with 7:36 remaining trimmed the deficit to, 24-22. However, Rider responded with an 8-1 run and went into the half leading 42-34. 

In the opening minute of the second half, Prochet provided four points to cut the lead to 44-38, but a 10-2 run pushed Rider's lead to 14 points. The Broncs, who led as many as 27 points, maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.
 
Eagle's Eye On…

  • Marvin Prochet scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half. Prochet, who tied a career-high with four 3-pointers, finished one point shy of tying his career high and was second on the team with seven rebounds.  
  • James Towns was second on the team in scoring with a season-high 14 points, including going a career-best 9-for-9 at the free-throw line. His team-high five assists are a season-high.
  • Kahlil Dukes was in double figures for the eighth straight game with 13 points.
  • Kevin Larkin (Sussex Tech) had eight points and tied a career-high with three steals in 12 minutes.
  • Greg King scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds to share game-high honors.

 
Inside The Numbers

  • In his last five games, Marvin Prochet has averaged 15.6 points while shooting 59 percent from the field and 9.6 rebounds.
  • Matt Scott, who entered the game sixth in the nation in scoring, did not reach double figures (five points) for the first time this season.
  • Niagara tied a season-high in free throws made with 24.

 
Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles start their MAAC road schedule at Siena on Friday, January 5 at 7 p.m.
  • The game will air on the Niagara Sports Network via AM 1400 WWWS and PurpleEagles.com/Watch.

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