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EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Walter Clayton Jr.'s 28 points helped Iona defeat Mount St. Mary's 80-68 on Friday night.

Clayton also had six rebounds and four steals for the Gaels (21-7, 14-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Daniss Jenkins added 15 points while going 6 of 16 (1 for 6 from distance), and he also had six rebounds. Osborn Shema was 5 of 7 shooting (2 for 4 from distance) to finish with 14 points, while adding eight rebounds. The Gaels prolonged their winning streak to eight games.

The Mountaineers (10-19, 6-12) were led by Jalen Benjamin, who posted 27 points. Malik Jefferson added 12 points and seven rebounds for Mount St. Mary's. Deandre Thomas also had 12 points and two steals.

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Both teams play on Sunday. Iona hosts Siena while Mount St. Mary's travels to play Rider.

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