Rivier, Fisher Move onto Tip-Off Tournament Championship

Fisher was able to overcome an 11-point deficit with less than 10 minutes remaining as they snuck past Lesley University, 88-82 in the night's final game and advance to the Championship game tomorrow.


The Falcons (2-1 overall) saw five student-athletes reach the double-digit plateau with senior Kyle Homes (Hamden, Conn.) recording the day's only double-double. Homes finished the night with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Classmate Cooper Neal (Fresno, Calif.) added 17 points and 7 rebounds with senior Brodric Smith (Los Angeles, Calif.) contributing 14 points. Both juniors Jamontay Thompson (Tangerine, Fla.) and Roger Hamel (Huntington Beach, Calif.) came off the bench and dropped 11 and 10 points, respectively. Senior Darrell Grady totaled five assists in the contest.


For the Lynx, they were led by senior Marquise Johnson's (Hampton, Va.) 15 points and 7 rebounds. The trio of senior Devon Mayo (Newport News, Va.), junior Joey Martin (Melbourne, Fla.) and junior Will Gibson (Melbourne, Fla.) each scored 12 points and sophomore Xeo Golding (Windermere, Fla.) added nine points on the night.


The game also marked the first time at Lesley Head Coach, Chris Giordano returned the Muldoon since he departed the Rivier Men's program three years ago. Giordano was a top assistant here in Nashua after finishing his stellar four year career in Raider blue which included a GNAC Championship.


The schedule for tomorrow will feature Lesley University against Unity College in the consolation game starting at 12pm and Rivier hosting Fisher in the Championship slated to start at 2pm.