James scores 23 to lift Rider past Monmouth 74-65

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- — Mervin James had 23 points as Rider got past Monmouth 74-65 on Saturday.

James shot 10 for 12 from the field. He added seven rebounds.

Dwight Murray, Jr. had 16 points and six assists for Rider (12-18, 8-12 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson added 12 points and seven rebounds. Dimencio Vaughn had seven rebounds.

Shavar Reynolds Jr. had 15 points for the Hawks (19-12, 11-9). Walker Miller added 11 points and nine rebounds. George Papas also had 11 points.

The Broncs evened the season series against the Hawks. Monmouth defeated Rider 60-58 on Feb. 18.


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