David Laury scored 30 points for the first time in his career and Isaiah Williams followed with 27 as the Gael duo each posted career highs to help Iona erase a 15 point deficit in a 91-84 victory over Indiana State Saturday afternoon.
On a night when Iona was without preseason player of the year David Laury, the Gaels dispelled some early concern following a loss at Monmouth by outrunning Rider in a 77-64 victory Wednesday evening.
Iona head coach Tim Cluess thought his team could go anywhere from 2-4 to 4-2 in their first six games, and while he is happy that their record is the latter, this group of Gaels still feels like one not yet ready to defend their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season championship.
For freshman Schadrac Casimir, becoming a key part of the Iona Gaels lineup has almost come too fast.
Saint Peter’s racked up their first win of the season over a Big Ten team. The MAAC now has wins over teams from the Atlantic 10, ACC, Big Ten, Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference in the season’s first calendar month. Who might be next? We may have to wait another week, as conference play […]
The MAAC picked up wins over the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference during the week, but the Niagara Purple Eagles will sit in first place in the conference standings until Dec. 3 thanks to their victory at Saint Peter’s. Here’s an assessment of who’s up, who’s down and what we are looking forward to this […]
Iona just finished off Wake Forest, 85-81 in Winston-Salem, NC. The game wasn’t exactly pretty, but the Gaels did earn a victory over an ACC squad on their home court.
Tim Cluess must have had a pit in his stomach, that sinking feeling of deja vu creeping up his spine with the looming specter of losing a season opener to the same team for a second straight year.
Tim Cluess believes he has a strong core in first-team All-MAAC junior A.J. English, MAAC Preseason Player of the Year David Laury and third-team All-MAAC junior Isaiah Williams.
Iona senior David Laury might have lost somewhere between 20 and 25 pounds since last season, but that isn’t the most notable change according to head coach Tim Cluess. Now he’s a much more vocal leader as well.
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