Le Moyne men’s basketball drops thriller against #11 IUP

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Le Moyne Athletics) –

Armoni Foster scored 22 points in the second half to lead 11th-ranked Indiana University of Pennsylvania to an 82-78 win over the Le Moyne College men’s basketball team in non-conference action on Friday night at Ted Grant Court.

IUP is the highest ranked team to visit Ted Grant Court since fourth-ranked Bentley University on January 13, 2007 and the first ranked non-conference opponent to visit Ted Grant Court since 20th-ranked Gannon University on February 17, 1993.

Junior guard Tim Leavell (Marion, Ind./Marion/State Fair C.C.) led four Dolphins in double figures with 17 points, including 11 in the second half. Graduate student forward Lonnie Rivera (Spring Valley, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)/American/Wagner) recorded a career-high 16 points, all of which came in the first half. Sophomore guard Nino Hernandez (Gardner, Mass./Winchendon School/Bryant) turned in a career-best 15 points, including 11 in the first half, while adding four rebounds. Senior guard Ryan Roland (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill/Mercyhurst) recorded 12 points, four steals and three assists.

Le Moyne (1-2), which fell in its home opener for the first time since the 2012-13 season, returns to action on Tuesday at 22nd-ranked Daemen College at 7:00 p.m.

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