WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Anthony Myles scored a career-high 28 points, Daniel Stewart added 21 and Rider held on to defeat Monmouth (NJ) 89-83 in the conference opener for both schools Thursday night.
Rider (2-4, 1-0 Metro Atlantic) led by as many as 11 points early in the second half before Monmouth tied the score at 58 on an 18-7 run. Rider regained the lead, 61-60 when Jimmie Taylor hit a 3-point shot with 8:13 remaining. The Broncs would score its next 14 points from the line, four straight from Myles followed by 10 in a row from Stewart.
Rider finished on a 16-13 run, with ten points coming from the line.