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Ponds scores 32 as St. John's beats Cal in Legends Classic

NEW YORK (AP) Shamorie Ponds had 16 of his season-high 32 points in the final seven minutes to help St. John's beat California 82-79 on Monday night in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.

Ponds made 11 of 15 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and 7 of 7 from the free-throw line - including six in the final 2 1/2 minutes. It's the 6-foot-1 junior's seventh career game scoring at least 30 points.

Ponds scored the first seven points during an 11-3 run that gave St. John's a 69-68 lead with 3:52 left. LJ Figueroa made two free throws and then, after a steal by Ponds, chased down two offensive rebounds before his putback capped the stretch. Juhwan Harris-Dyson's layup trimmed Cal's deficit to 75-74 with 1:28 left but Ponds answered with a 3 and, after Justice Sueing hit a jumper, Ponds made two foul shots to make it 80-76 with 19 seconds left.

Darius McNeill tied his career high with five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points for Cal (1-2).

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Key Players
L. Figueroa
P. Austin
36.0 Min. Per Game 36.0
19.0 Pts. Per Game 19.0
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
3.5 Reb. Per Game 3.5
55.9 Field Goal % 52.6
52.9 Three Point % 33.3
66.7 Free Throw % 72.2
+ 2 Darius McNeill made driving layup 0.0
+ 1 Marvin Clark II made 2nd of 2 free throws 11.0
+ 1 Marvin Clark II made 1st of 2 free throws 11.0
  Personal foul on Justice Sueing 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II 13.0
  Paris Austin missed 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
+ 1 Paris Austin made 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Shooting foul on Justin Simon 13.0
+ 1 Shamorie Ponds made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Shamorie Ponds made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Juhwan Harris-Dyson 19.0
Team Stats
Points 82 79
Field Goals 29-53 (54.7%) 29-51 (56.9%)
3-Pointers 8-21 (38.1%) 8-18 (44.4%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 13-16 (81.3%)
Total Rebounds 27 23
Offensive 6 3
Defensive 20 20
Team 1 0
Assists 15 10
Steals 5 5
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 11 12
Fouls 15 17
Technicals 0 0
32 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST
21 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo St. John's 4-0 384482
home team logo California 1-2 314879
Team Stats
away team logo St. John's 4-0 77.1 PPG 35.2 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo California 1-2 68.4 PPG 31.6 RPG 10.9 APG
Key Players
2
S. Ponds G 19.7 PPG 4.1 RPG 5.1 APG 45.3 FG%
1
D. McNeill G 11.0 PPG 1.4 RPG 0.9 APG 39.1 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Ponds G 32 PTS 2 REB 5 AST
D. McNeill G 21 PTS 1 REB 1 AST
54.7 FG% 56.9
38.1 3PT FG% 44.4
84.2 FT% 81.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Ponds 32 2 5 11/15 3/7 7/7 0 35 1 0 0 0 2
M. Heron 13 2 4 5/10 0/2 3/3 4 31 0 0 1 0 2
L. Figueroa 12 3 2 4/5 2/3 2/2 3 31 0 0 3 0 3
M. Clark II 10 8 0 2/11 2/6 4/4 4 32 1 2 5 3 5
J. Simon 8 7 4 4/6 0/0 0/3 3 33 0 0 2 3 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Ponds 32 2 5 11/15 3/7 7/7 0 35 1 0 0 0 2
M. Heron 13 2 4 5/10 0/2 3/3 4 31 0 0 1 0 2
L. Figueroa 12 3 2 4/5 2/3 2/2 3 31 0 0 3 0 3
M. Clark II 10 8 0 2/11 2/6 4/4 4 32 1 2 5 3 5
J. Simon 8 7 4 4/6 0/0 0/3 3 33 0 0 2 3 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Dixon 7 2 0 3/4 1/1 0/0 0 18 2 0 0 0 2
B. Trimble Jr. 0 2 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 20 1 1 0 0 2
J. Camus - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Keita - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Cole - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Lawrence - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Caraher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Williams Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Earlington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 26 15 29/53 8/21 16/19 15 200 5 3 11 6 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. McNeill 21 1 1 8/16 5/10 0/0 2 37 2 0 1 0 1
J. Sueing 19 9 0 5/10 1/3 8/9 1 33 2 1 3 1 8
P. Austin 17 3 4 7/11 1/3 2/4 3 35 1 0 2 0 3
A. Kelly 9 2 0 4/5 0/0 1/1 1 30 0 0 0 1 1
M. Bradley 5 3 1 2/5 1/2 0/0 1 27 0 0 4 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. McNeill 21 1 1 8/16 5/10 0/0 2 37 2 0 1 0 1
J. Sueing 19 9 0 5/10 1/3 8/9 1 33 2 1 3 1 8
P. Austin 17 3 4 7/11 1/3 2/4 3 35 1 0 2 0 3
A. Kelly 9 2 0 4/5 0/0 1/1 1 30 0 0 0 1 1
M. Bradley 5 3 1 2/5 1/2 0/0 1 27 0 0 4 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Harris-Dyson 4 2 3 2/3 0/0 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 1 1
C. Vanover 4 2 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 2 10 0 2 0 0 2
R. Davis 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
J. Gordon 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 0 1 0 0
J. Orender - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Anticevich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Erving - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Zhao - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Serge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Welle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 23 10 29/51 8/18 13/16 17 200 5 3 12 3 20