Iona 80, Long Island U. 64

Kyle Smith scored 18 points and Mike McFadden 16 as Iona ended a

two-game losing streak with an 80-64 win over Long Island

University on Wednesday night.

The Gaels (5-4) used an 8-0 run early in the second half to

build a 54-39 cushion.

The Blackbirds (4-4), who never led, got within 62-53 with 7:14

remaining before Iona began a 13-3 run that included a pair of

3-pointers by Trinity Fields and five consecutive points by Scott

Machado.

Iona forced 21 turnovers and hit 11 3-pointers to overcome a

45-33 LIU advantage on the glass.

David Hicks scored 18 points and Kenny Onyechi 17 to lead LIU,

and Onyechi blocked four shots.

The Blackbirds had a two-game winning streak ended.