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

percent).