(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Men's Basketball team suffered yet another defeat this afternoon as the visiting Mount Ida College Mustangs took home a 97-81 Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory at the Muldoon Gymnasium. The Raiders are now 1-20 overall on the season and fall to 0-14 in the conference. The Mustangs improve to 14-7 and 10-4 in the GNAC.
Rivier freshman Tristian Givens (Windsor, Conn.) led all scorers with a 32-point performance as he shot 9-for-20 from the floor and 5-12 from beyond the arc. Senior David Lorden (Pepperell, Mass.) had a solid game with 14 points and six rebounds and freshman Joshua L'Heureux (Dracut, Mass.) added nine points for the Raiders.
Mount Ida's offensive output was guided by junior Kevin Connor's (Mansfield, Mass.) 13 points with classmate Joey DiFillippi (Bristol, Conn.) chipping in with 12 points. Sophomore Dennis Ross (Portland, Maine) came off the bench in this one and provided eleven points and three rebounds.
Rivier will return to GNAC action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Standish, Maine for a date with Saint Joseph's College. Mount Ida will also be back in conference play on Tuesday for their next contest as they host Albertus Magnus College.