Gus Riley finishes on a high


Riley-1085It has been a tough year for senior forward Gus Riley and the Bryant University Bulldogs.

Entering their final game of the season the Bulldogs had won just one of their Northeast Conference games and Riley himself had been struggling for playing opportunity being afforded just 10 minutes per game on average.

However in the final game of the season the basketball gods shone favourably on Riley as, afforded his seventh start of the season, the Nayland College alumni scored a career high 25 points. Remarkably Riley scored all his points from beyond the arc (7/12 3PG) or from the free throw line (4 from 4).

His previous best was 18 points, scored against Siena in November 2015. Riley finishes his career at Monmouth with 244 points and 163 rebounds in 89 appearances.

Bryant went on to win the game beating Fairleigh Dickinson 87-83 but with just a 2-16 record failed to make the Northeast Conference Tournament with just the top eight teams qualifying.

Last year Riley represented New Zealand at the 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Cup in France.

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