Monmouth vs Wagner

Wagner 60, Monmouth (NJ) 56

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Marcus Burton led four Wagner players in double figures with 15 points as they beat Monmouth (N.J.) 60-56 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Mario Moody finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, and Kenneth Ortiz and Jonathon Williams added 10 points apiece for Wagner (7-5).

Trailing by 15, 49-34, with 9:28 remaining in the second half, Monmouth (5-9) cut the lead to just one, 55-54, behind Andrew Nicholas' three-point play with 1:34 left to play.

After Moody made a pair of free throws to extend Wagner's lead to three, 57-54, Jesse Steele's layup made it 57-56 with 47 seconds remaining.

Burton connected on 3 of 4 free throws in the last 25 seconds and Dion Nesmith had a crucial turnover for Monmouth with 9 seconds left as Wagner held on for the victory.

Nicholas led the Hawks with a game-high 21 points.

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Monmouth Hawks
K. Brown, F213-40-01007
M. Ware, F203-81-54127
A. Nicholas, G347-123-321421
J. Steele, G325-150-033312
S. Spinella, G310-32-24142
D. Nesmith251-40-02333
E. Waite140-24-43034
T. O'Garro90-10-04210
J. Palm60-00-00110
G. Cox50-10-01000
C. White20-00-00000
M. DiLeo10-10-01010
Totals 19-5110-1429122256
 37.3%71.4% 
Wagner Seahawks
J. Thompson, F330-10-01330
M. Moody, F264-64-691212
N. Folahan, C100-10-02030
K. Ortiz, G312-75-723210
E. Fanning, G173-62-21018
M. Burton305-93-434215
J. Williams263-93-352010
O. Parker132-31-14045
L. Burnett90-10-03100
D. Anderson50-10-01000
Totals 19-4418-2332141760
 43.2%78.3% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth17-328-852
Iona16-422-1177
Siena13-721-13104
Fairfield12-819-14142
St. Peters12-814-16208
Manhattan9-1113-18228
Canisius8-1214-19221
Rider8-1213-20242
Quinnipiac6-149-21297
Niagara5-157-25316
Marist4-167-23318

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wagner13-523-11184
F. Dickinson11-718-15204
St. Fran.-NY11-715-17275
Sacred Heart11-712-18258
Mt St Marys10-814-19245
LIU-Brooklyn9-916-15254
St. Fran.-Pa.9-913-17266
Robert Morris8-1010-22291
Bryant5-138-23320
CCSU3-154-25351
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62