James scores 16 to help Rider fend off Manhattan 67-65

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Mervin James scored 16 points as Rider beat Manhattan 67-65 on Sunday.

James added six rebounds for the Broncs (9-9, 6-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Allen Betrand had 12 points, while Tariq Ingraham scored 10.

Josh Roberts finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the Jaspers (6-12, 4-5). Samir Stewart and Marques Watson scored 12 points apiece.

Dwight Murray Jr.’s layup gave Rider a 66-65 lead with 1:12 left to play. Nehemiah Benson made the second of two free throws with one second left to preserve the win.

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Both teams next play Friday. Rider visits Marist while Manhattan visits Niagara.

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