Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 56

(5-8, 2-7 away)

Marist 71

(10-3, 2-0 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, December 30, 2006

    McCann Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

    1 2 T
    CARK 22 3456
    MRST 30 4171

    Top Performers

    Central Arkansas: D. Nevels 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Marist: J. Jordan 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

    Marist 71, Central Arkansas 56

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- James Smith had 16 points and Ryan Stilphen had 15 to power Marist to a 71-56 win over Central Arkansas Saturday night in the Marist Classic championship game.

    Will Whittington had 14 points and Jared Jordan added 13 for the Red Foxes (10-3).

    Central Arkansas (5-8) cut Marist's lead to 22-20 with 4:33 left in the half, helped by Durrell Nevels and Mitch Rueter, who each had a layup and a free throw.

    But Smith then triggered an 8-2 run with a 3-pointer to widen the Red Foxes' lead to 30-22 at halftime.

    Marist continued to pull away early in the second, with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer by Jordan. Whittington widened the lead to 24 with a 3-pointer, 61-34, with 9:14 remaining.

    The Bears were held to 28 percent from the field. Frederick Campbell and Nevels had 12 points apiece to lead Central Arkansas. Nevels also had seven rebounds and three blocks.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CARK
    MRST
    Points 56 71
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

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