Iona improved on the season to 15-10 and 9-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference holding off a last minute challenge by Siena to win 69-65 in New Rochelle on Friday night.
The Gaels two wins this week and Rider's loss to Canisius move the two teams into a tie at for third place in the MAAC at 9-5.
The leading scorer in the MAAC Mike Glover led the Gels with 22 Points, six rebounds, and four steals. Jonathan Breeder was the leading scorer in the game with 24 points fro the Saints. Siena is now 10-14 on the year and 7-7 in the MAAC.
In other MAAC action Friday Night:
Niagara defeated Loyola 59-57
Fairfield defeated Manhattan 65-56
Canisius defeated Rider 67-65
Saint Peter's defeated Marist 66-54