Jones scores 24 as Iona trounces Liberty 87-69

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Lamont Jones scored 24 points and Sean Armand added 23 as Iona defeated Liberty 87-69 Tuesday night.

The Gaels (5-4) had two others in double figures, with A.J. English scoring 17 points and Tre Bowman 13. They also rained 3-pointers on Liberty (1-10) throughout the night.

Iona made 18 of 41 attempts from beyond the arc, while Liberty was 7 for 20 on treys. All but two of Armand's 23 points came on 3-point baskets as he hit 7 of 14 shots from long range. Jones made 9 of 13 shots overall, including 3 of 6 3-point attempts. Bowman added two more treys.

Leading 43-37 at the break, Iona opened the second half with a 21-8 run for a 64-45 lead. At one point, Jones scored 11 straight Iona points and the Gaels never trailed after.

John Caleb Sanders led Liberty with 16 points.