Iona 77, Liberty 57
Michael Glover, Scott Machado and Alejo Rodriguez each posted
double-doubles as Iona blew out Liberty 77-57 on Saturday.
Rodriguez (14 points) and Glover (12 points) each grabbed 11
rebounds for the Gaels (18-10), while Machado added 11 assists and
10 points. Kyle Smyth scored 17 to lead Iona, which shot 54.4
percent from the floor (31 of 57).
The Gaels hit their first four field goals and led 26-9 with
less than 8 minutes to play before halftime.
The Flames (19-10) missed eight straight shots from the floor
over a 5:12 stretch until Jeremy Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 7:15
left in the half.
Iona ended the half on a 13-2 run to take a 44-16 lead into the
break. The Gaels led by as many as 29, 60-31, with 12:25 to go.
Jesse Sanders scored 13, Evan Gordon added 12 and David Minaya
10 for Liberty, who shot 7 of 18 from the free-throw line (38.9