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Freshman Ponds scores season-best 25, St. John's beats CSUN

NEW YORK (AP) Freshman Shamorie Ponds scored a season-best 25 points and St. John's held off Cal State Northridge 76-70 on Monday night.

Darin Johnson hit two free throws with 1:08 left to get CSUN within 71-68. After Bashir Ahmed went 1 of 2 at the other end, Tavrion Dawson made a layup with 40.3 seconds left to cut it to 72-70.

Kendall Smith, who finished with 10 points for CSUN, fouled out with 18.7 seconds left and Ponds sealed it with two free throws.

Ahmed added 13 points and Federico Mussini had 12 for St. John's (4-5), which was coming off a 20-points victory - its largest winning margin on the road since 2009. The Johnnies set a program by hitting 16 3-pointers against Tulane on Friday and went 10 of 21 against CSUN.

Johnson finished with 16 points for Cal State Northridge (3-6), which is still seeking its first road win of the season after six tries.

Aaron Parks completed a 3-point play with 6:52 remaining to give CSUN a 62-61 lead - its first since 28-27.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Malik Ellison made 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
  Malik Ellison missed 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Darin Johnson 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Malik Ellison 2.0
  Jerron Wilbut missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
  30-second timeout called 10.0
+ 1 Malik Ellison made 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
  Malik Ellison missed 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Personal foul on Darin Johnson 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Tariq Owens 13.0
  Aaron Parks missed 3-pt. jump shot 15.0
Team Stats
Points 70 76
Field Goals 25-56 (44.6%) 25-57 (43.9%)
3-Pointers 2-14 (14.3%) 10-21 (47.6%)
Free Throws 18-24 (75.0%) 16-24 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 32 37
Offensive 8 8
Defensive 20 24
Team 4 5
Assists 7 14
Steals 11 7
Blocks 5 8
Turnovers 17 16
Fouls 22 21
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
25 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo Northridge 3-6 363470
home team logo St. John's 4-5 403676
Team Stats
away team logo Northridge 3-6 76.5 PPG 39.3 RPG 15.1 APG
home team logo St. John's 4-5 77.1 PPG 35.2 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
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D. Johnson G PPG RPG APG FG%
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S. Ponds G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Johnson G 16 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
S. Ponds G 25 PTS 3 REB 5 AST
44.6 FG% 43.9
14.3 3PT FG% 47.6
75.0 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Johnson 16 6 2 4/5 1/2 7/9 4 33 1 0 3 2 4
K. Smith 10 4 1 4/9 0/2 2/2 5 31 1 0 5 1 3
T. Dawson 10 4 0 5/8 0/2 0/0 1 30 2 1 3 0 4
A. Parks 8 1 4 3/11 0/2 2/5 3 32 4 0 3 0 1
D. Johns 6 0 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 3 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Johnson 16 6 2 4/5 1/2 7/9 4 33 1 0 3 2 4
K. Smith 10 4 1 4/9 0/2 2/2 5 31 1 0 5 1 3
T. Dawson 10 4 0 5/8 0/2 0/0 1 30 2 1 3 0 4
A. Parks 8 1 4 3/11 0/2 2/5 3 32 4 0 3 0 1
D. Johns 6 0 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 3 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Lubin 13 6 0 4/10 0/0 5/6 4 22 0 1 2 2 4
M. Warren 7 4 0 2/5 1/3 2/2 2 20 2 0 0 1 3
R. Theus Jr. 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 10 1 0 0 0 1
J. Wilbut 0 2 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
M. Nazarian - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Orr - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Sun - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Bruno - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Kaba-Camara - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 28 7 25/56 2/14 18/24 22 200 11 5 17 8 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Ponds 25 3 5 10/18 3/7 2/2 1 35 1 0 1 0 3
B. Ahmed 13 8 1 2/9 1/3 8/12 3 31 1 1 5 1 7
M. Ellison 10 4 5 3/5 1/2 3/6 4 29 1 0 2 0 4
K. Yakwe 6 5 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 2 2 3 2
Y. Sima 2 3 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 0 17 0 0 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Ponds 25 3 5 10/18 3/7 2/2 1 35 1 0 1 0 3
B. Ahmed 13 8 1 2/9 1/3 8/12 3 31 1 1 5 1 7
M. Ellison 10 4 5 3/5 1/2 3/6 4 29 1 0 2 0 4
K. Yakwe 6 5 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 2 2 3 2
Y. Sima 2 3 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 0 17 0 0 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
F. Mussini 12 1 1 4/10 4/7 0/0 2 19 2 0 4 0 1
T. Owens 5 7 1 1/3 0/0 3/4 2 28 1 4 0 2 5
A. Alibegovic 3 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 5 13 1 1 1 0 0
R. Freudenberg 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 1 0
M. Clark Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Simon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. LoVett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Holifield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 32 14 25/57 10/21 16/24 21 200 7 8 16 8 24