Washington keys Iona’s 2nd half eruption in win over Marist

NCAA Men's Basketball
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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP)Isaiah Washington scored 21 points and E.J. Crawford added 20 and Iona rallied in the second half for a 78-70 win over Marist on Sunday.

Iona (9-12, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) has won four straight following a three-game skid.

Marist led 33-23 at halftime, then the Gaels emerged from intermission with a 21-2 outburst. Washington scored 10 in that stretch and Iona led 44-35 with 12:52 remaining. Marist regrouped to tie it at 53 when Tyler Saint-Furcy threw down a dunk with 7:40 left. Later he tied it at 62 with two free throws, but Washington made 1 of 2 foul shots with 3:33 left and Iona distanced itself from there. Washington scored 19 of his 21 in the second half and the Gaels scored 55 in the second half on 14-of-24 shooting and just three missed foul shots in 26 attempts.

Tajuan Agee scored 16 points and Andrija Ristanovic 13 for Iona.

Saint-Furcy led Marist (6-17, 5-9) with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Braden Bell scored 13, Matthew Herasme 12 and Jordan Jones 11.

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