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Iona defeats Canisius 72-53

Feb 2, 2010 - 3:43 AM NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.(AP) -- Alejo Rodriguez scored 15 points to lead Iona past Canisius 72-53 on Monday night.

Rodriguez also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Gaels (17-6, 9-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who have won eight games in a row. Mike McFadden chipped in 12 points for Iona.

Frank Turner, Julius Coles and Elton Frazier each scored 11 points to pace the Golden Griffins (11-12, 6-6).

The Gaels were outrebounded 36-29, but had 12 steals, which helped lead to 21 Canisius turnovers.

Iona shot 47.4 percent from the field (27-for-57) and 50 percent from 3-point range (11-for-22).

Canisius shot 38.8 percent (19-for-49) and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc (5-for-15).

Iona scored 25 points off the bench, while the Golden Griffins' bench tallied just seven points.