Monmouth vs St. Francis (N.Y.)

Monmouth (NJ) 71, St. Francis (NY) 67

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NEW YORK (AP) - Jesse Steele scored 20 points, including nine in a row during a second-half comeback that lifted Monmouth (N.J.) to a 71-67 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday night in a Northeast Conference game.

Two free throws by Steele put the Hawks (7-11, 2-3) ahead to stay, 46-44, after they trailed 33-26 at halftime and 41-35 with 15:24 remaining. The senior guard added a layup for a four-point lead, hit a jumper after a St. Francis free throw, then sank a 3-pointer to make it 53-45 with 9:45 left.

Monmouth's lead reached 59-47 at the 7:45 mark on Khalil Brown's dunk, but the Terriers (7-9, 3-2) rallied to within 70-67 on Travis Nichols' 3-pointer at the 10-second mark. Dion Nesbitt added a free throw for Monmouth's final margin.

Ben Mockford scored 15 points, Akeem Johnson 14 and Jalen Cannon 13 for St. Francis.

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Monmouth Hawks
K. Brown, F252-52-21336
T. O'Garro, F244-40-27048
J. Steele, G346-137-853120
S. Spinella, G333-63-45229
D. Nesmith, G262-81-26135
M. Ware193-61-32027
C. White182-32-23108
E. Waite113-50-27216
J. Palm70-00-00030
M. DiLeo20-02-21002
G. Cox10-00-00010
Totals 25-5018-2741122071
 50%66.7% 
St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers
J. Cannon, F265-93-581313
A. Johnson, C286-82-364414
B. Mockford, G334-103-631415
A. Isailovic, G262-60-03126
B. Jones, G191-81-21233
D. Calloway212-60-21324
T. Nichols142-82-33038
A. White141-30-02002
M. Milk81-30-02002
P. Santavenere70-50-00110
L. Ulmer40-20-00000
Totals 24-6811-2134132267
 35.3%52.4% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth15-223-547
St. Peters12-616-12155
Iona11-718-1199
Siena11-714-15144
Canisius10-817-12124
Fairfield9-814-12186
Rider8-1015-14215
Quinnipiac7-1010-17231
Niagara6-129-20271
Manhattan4-139-19260
Marist4-147-22287

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Mt St Marys13-315-14171
LIU-Brooklyn11-518-11243
Wagner10-614-12239
St. Fran.-Pa.9-712-15280
F. Dickinson9-711-16255
Sacred Heart8-813-16292
Bryant8-811-18282
Robert Morris7-911-18275
CCSU3-135-22341
St. Fran.-NY2-144-25347
 
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