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Hofstra vs Monmouth

Monmouth (NJ) 91, Hofstra 62

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Andrew Nicholas scored a career-high 28 points, and Monmouth (N.J.) scored 50 points in the first half for the first time in almost three years as the Hawks toppled Hofstra 91-62 in both team's season opener Friday night.

Nicholas backed the Hawks on a pair of scoring runs in the first half of the nonconference game, starting with five points during a 15-3 stretch at the game's onset. When Hofstra cut Monmouth's lead to 19-17, Nicholas responded with three consecutive 3-pointers and 11 points during a 19-3 scoring run.

Monmouth reached the half-century mark in the first half for the first time since a Dec. 12, 2009 matchup against Pennsylvania.

The Hawks recorded 17 steals, including four by Jesse Steele, and won the turnover battle 23-14. Steele, the team's leading scorer last year, had 10 points and six assists.

Stevie Mejia and Shaquille Stokes led Hofstra with 12 points each.

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Hofstra Pride
D. Imes, F242-90-06026
J. Allen, F131-20-01002
S. Nwaukoni, C192-50-011024
S. Mejia, G272-107-1134212
K. Washington, G130-40-02010
D. Anglin291-113-32445
J. Hall263-65-10122211
S. Stokes264-123-400112
M. Kone234-62-260010
Totals 19-6520-3045101462
 29.2%66.7% 
Monmouth Hawks
E. Waite, F174-51-16119
M. Ware, F73-92-23048
A. Nicholas, G2710-224-433328
J. Steele, G234-80-036110
D. Nesmith, G211-51-22133
K. Brown292-50-09224
T. O'Garro201-20-03222
S. Spinella193-52-24239
M. DiLeo122-20-02424
C. White101-30-01302
J. Palm91-20-00142
G. Cox64-42-200010
Totals 36-7212-1340252591
 50%92.3% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Northeastern6-214-786
Will. & Mary6-212-799
UNC-Wilm.6-211-8148
Hofstra5-314-7181
J. Madison5-312-9143
Elon3-511-10276
Drexel3-55-14268
Delaware3-54-15306
Towson2-69-12277
Charleston1-76-15262

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona8-215-659
Monmouth7-211-9205
Rider7-313-8142
Canisius6-411-8152
Manhattan5-48-10251
Siena5-48-10263
Quinnipiac5-511-8199
Fairfield4-66-14274
St. Peters3-69-11232
Niagara2-83-16298
Marist1-92-18341
 
Other games
LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
CONN 66
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GU 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final
UCLA 86