Iona 85, Marist 70

Scott Machado scored 22 points and had 11 assists to lead Iona

over Marist 85-70 on Sunday.

The Gaels (16-10, 10-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led

60-58 with 10:26 left to play before scoring 12 unanswered points

for a 72-58 lead with just over 6 minutes remaining.

Rashon Dwight added 19 points and Mike Glover chipped in 15 for

Iona, which shot 59.3 percent from the floor (16 of 27) in the

second half to extend its halftime lead.

The Gaels outscored Marist 50-14 in the paint and forced 18

turnovers, leading to 22 points.

Sam Prescott scored 34 points for the Red Foxes (4-23, 3-12),

who have lost 10 straight and 13 of their last 14 games. Devin

Price added 11 points and Anell Alexis had 10.

Iona led by as many as 19, 38-19, with 4:08 left in the opening

half. But Marist entered halftime on a 14-4 run to close the

deficit to 42-33.