Scores

Final

St Francis (NY) 73

(15-13, 12-5 NEC)

Monmouth 79

(11-19, 9-8 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    Multipurpose Activity Center, West Long Branch, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    SFNY 38 3573
    MONM 29 5079

    Top Performers

    St. Francis (NY): J. Cannon 15 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Monmouth: M. Ware 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Monmouth (NJ) 79, St. Francis (NY) 73

    Associated Press

    WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Jesse Steele scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half as Monmouth (N.J.) overcame an 18-point deficit to defeat St. Francis (N.Y.) 79-73 Thursday night.

    Trailing 36-18, Monmouth (11-19, 9-8 Northeast Conference) finished the first half on an 11-2 run, then opened the second with a 15-5 spurt, capped by a Steele 3-pointer, to lead 44-43 with 14:54 remaining.

    The Terriers regained the advantage with Brent Jones' jumper, then Andrew Nicholas scored five straight points to spark an 11-1 run.

    With Monmouth leading 77-68 with 29 seconds left, St. Francis (15-13, 12-5) scored five points in the next 21 seconds to cut it to four. Steele then hit two free throws to seal it.

    Dion Nesmith and Nicholas added 15 points apiece for the Hawks, who scored 27 points off 21 turnovers.

    Ben Mockford had 16 points to lead St. Francis, which beat Monmouth 81-64 on Jan. 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFNY
    MONM
    Points 73 79
    FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-26 (.615) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 14

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 12, 2012 @SFNY 81, MONM 64Recap
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