Iona 69, William &amp, Mary 53

Scott Machado scored 17 points as Iona beat William & Mary

69-53 on Friday night.

Jonathan Huffman and Alejo Rodriguez added 12 points apiece for

the Gaels (20-8), who have won back-to-back games.

Machado and Huffman also hit three 3-pointers apiece for the

Gaels, who tied a season high by sinking nine 3-pointers out of 21

attempts (42.9 percent). The Tribe were just 6-for-21 from long

range (28.6 percent).

The Tribe led 17-13 just under 9 minutes into the opening half

after a pair of Quinn McDowell free throws, but went scoreless for

a near six-minute span. The Gaels put together a 23-6 run into

halftime and never trailed again.

They led by 13 at the break and outscored the Tribe 33-30 in the

second half.

David Schneider scored 17 points for the Tribe (19-8), who had a

four-game winning streak snapped. McDowell added 11 points and

Danny Sumner had 10.