Iona rolls over Monmouth 89-70
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP)
A.J. English scored 21 points and added 13 assists as Iona won its ninth consecutive game, topping Monmouth 89-70 Friday night.
Tre Bowman scored 23 points to lead the first-place Gaels (17-8, 14-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Iona jumped to a 42-26 halftime lead and continued to roll in the second half.
Tied at 7 early in the contest, Iona went on a 15-5 run for a 22-12 lead, and Monmouth could not recover as the Gaels held a double-digit lead for most of the game.
Deon Jones scored 16 points to lead the Hawks (10-16, 4-11). Khalil Brown added 13. Monmouth shot 50.8 percent from the field, but committed 21 turnovers compared with eight for the Gaels.