Manhattan vs Fairfield

Fairfield 60, Manhattan 54

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Rakim Sanders scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as Fairfield held off Manhattan 60-54 Thursday night for the Stags' fourth straight win.

Fairfield (14-10, 9-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which has won six of its last seven, split the season series with the Jaspers, who won 53-51 on Jan. 8.

After the Stags took a 10-2 lead, Manhattan (17-9, 10-4) rattled off 12 straight to pull ahead. Fairfield closed out the half on a 16-4 run for a 26-18 advantage, then led by as many as 15 after the break.

Manhattan trimmed the deficit to five, 53-48 with 3:11 remaining, then finally got within four on Rhamel Brown's layup with 24 seconds left.

Two free throws by Sanders were matched by Manhattan's Michael Alvarado with 9 seconds remaining. Derek Needham's two foul shots a second later finished the scoring.

George Beamon's 19 points led the Jaspers.

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Manhattan Jaspers
R. Colonette, F181-54-77026
E. Andujar, F170-21-24321
M. Alvarado, G324-114-432313
G. Beamon, G327-134-670419
D. Anderson, G50-10-00010
K. Brutus341-40-01033
R. Brown223-64-462210
D. Kates170-02-21002
R. McCoy110-10-01000
L. McCabe-Moran80-10-01000
M. Koita20-00-00000
T. Sommerfeldt20-00-00010
Totals 16-4419-253371854
 36.4%76% 
Fairfield Stags
R. Sanders, F368-134-691122
M. Barrow, F354-83-572411
R. Olander, C291-31-26023
D. Needham, G332-134-43529
D. Wade, G325-90-021213
S. Crawford130-30-02420
K. Matthews101-20-21032
J. Fields60-20-00030
C. Nickerson60-00-01040
Totals 21-5312-1934132360
 39.6%63.2% 
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Canisius8-1214-19221
Rider8-1213-20242
Quinnipiac6-149-21297
Niagara5-157-25316
Marist4-167-23318
 
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