The Iona Gaels defeated Manhattan College 95-73 Saturday night in front of a noisy crowd at the Draddy Gym in Riverdale.
The teams came into the game tied with Loyola for first place in the Metro Atlantic Conference, all three at 10-2. Manhattan had won eight in a row including a 75-72 win over Iona in New Rochelle won on a last second three point shot by Emmy Andujar.
After a close first half in which Iona lead 44-38 at the break, the Gaels pulled away with a 7-0 run at the beginning of the second half.
Mike Glover had 19 points and seven rebounds leading the Gaels, now 19-5 on the year. Iona's back court pair of Scott Machado and "Momo" Jones both had 18 points.
George Beamon had 26 for Jaspers. Iona at 11-2, is tied with Loyola for first in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. They play in Baltimore Friday night.