ALBANY, N.Y. - The Iona women broke away from a 49-49 tie with seven minutes remaining withg good, tough play down the stretch to hold off Saint Peter's, 63-57.
All-league selection junior guard Thazina Cook led the winners with 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Gaels also did some damage on the boards, holding a 48-39 rebounding edge.
Sophomore Sue Fregosi, one of the top up and coming point guards in the league, had nine points and five assists against just a single turnover.
Her steady play was a key for the Gaels, and she made a key play late.
With Iona holding a 54-51 edge with under three minutes left, Fregosi drove the lane made a short jumper, was fouled and added the resultant foul shot to give the winnes a 57-51 advantage with 2:48 remaining.
Saint Peter's never got its deficit under four points again.