Rider Edges Northridge, 85-72

Nov. 29, 2008

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Ryan Thompson scored 25 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Rider to an 85-72 win over Cal State Northridge on Saturday.

Harris Mansell added 14 points and six rebounds for the Broncs (3-1), while Mike Ringgold had 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Tremaine Townsend led the Matadors (1-4) with 20 points and six rebounds, while Matt Wallace came off the bench to score 16 points.

The teams traded baskets early on before Rider took command with an 18-6 run that featured 11 points by Thompson. The Broncs led 41-31 at the break and then held double-digit leads for most of the second half.

Rider also won the battle of the boards, outrebounding the Matadors 46-35.

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