Everybody knows about the nation’s third leading scorer MoMo Jones. Most people also know about Sean Armand, the other sharp-shooting guard who is averaging 16.8 points per game. But it was the 5’9′ Iona point guard who was the difference in the second half as Iona came from behind to knock off the top-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles in the MAAC tournament semifinals, 79-73.
Tavon Sledge, a sophomore from Spring Valley, New York was the difference-maker for Iona as key play after key play led to the Gaels slowly increasing their lead en route to a victory, and berth in the conference championship game.
Tavon Sledge was the difference maker for the Gaels
With 6:59 left in the game and Iona up six points, beginning to pull away, Sledge put the final dagger in the Purple Eagles as he made two big plays on each end of the court.As Niagara’s Juan’ya Green was driving to the basket, Sledge poked the ball away and forced a steal which led to made three-pointer by Sledge 21 seconds later. ...