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Ponds scores 26 and St. John's goes to 9-0

NEW YORK (AP) Shomorie Ponds scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and combined with Justin Simon for nine points in a game-ending run as undefeated St. John's fended off Princeton 89-74 on Sunday at the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival.

Princeton trailed by 19, 75-66, with eight minutes left after Ponds scored 10 points in a 26-8 run. But the Tigers responded by outscoring the Red Storm 18-5, capped by a 3-pointer by Jose Morales, and closed within six with 3:41 remaining but didn't score again, missing their final six shots.

LJ Figueroa added 17 points and Marvin Clark II 13 with both grabbing a game-high eight rebounds for the Red Storm (9-0), who shot 56 percent in getting off to their best start since the 1990-91 team also began 9-0.

Devin Cannady made six 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Jaelin Llewellyn, in his collegiate debut, added 17 for Princeton (4-4), making its first Garden appearance since 2000 and playing St. John's for the first time since 1982.

St. John's led 41-38 at halftime on Figueroa's 3-point play in the final minute.

Before the game, St. John's honored late Hall of Fame basketball writer Jim O'Connell of The Associated Press with a special presentation to his family. The players wore a red patch with O'Connell's nickname, ''Oc.'' O'Connell, an alumnus, was a fixture covering sports at the Garden. He died in July at 64. The Garden will also place a permanent plaque at his workspace in the media room.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Princeton  
19:47 +3 Devin Cannady made 3-pt. jump shot 3-0
19:28   Bad pass turnover on Shamorie Ponds  
19:14   Shooting foul on Mustapha Heron  
19:14 +1 Richmond Aririguzoh made 1st of 2 free throws 4-0
19:14   Richmond Aririguzoh missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
19:14   Defensive rebound by Shamorie Ponds  
19:02   Mustapha Heron missed layup  
19:00   Offensive rebound by Mustapha Heron  
18:45 +3 Mustapha Heron made 3-pt. jump shot 4-3
18:32   Bad pass turnover on Richmond Aririguzoh  
18:20 +2 Shamorie Ponds made driving layup 4-5
18:05   Sebastian Much missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:03   Defensive rebound by Shamorie Ponds  
17:56   Mustapha Heron missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:54   Defensive rebound by Richmond Aririguzoh  
17:37   Sebastian Much missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:35   Defensive rebound by Mustapha Heron  
17:30   Shamorie Ponds missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:28   Defensive rebound by Sebastian Much  
17:19   Lost ball turnover on Jose Morales, stolen by Shamorie Ponds  
17:11 +2 Shamorie Ponds made layup 4-7
16:51 +2 Jaelin Llewellyn made driving layup 6-7
16:29   Lost ball turnover on Mustapha Heron, stolen by Myles Stephens  
16:22   Devin Cannady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:20   Offensive rebound by Richmond Aririguzoh  
16:15 +2 Richmond Aririguzoh made dunk 8-7
15:46 +3 Mikey Dixon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shamorie Ponds 8-10
15:33   Bad pass turnover on Jaelin Llewellyn, stolen by Justin Simon  
15:16   Justin Simon missed turnaround jump shot  
15:14   Defensive rebound by Devin Cannady  
15:07 +3 Jaelin Llewellyn made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devin Cannady 11-10
14:41   Jumpball received by St. John's  
14:37 +2 Mustapha Heron made driving layup 11-12
14:27 +3 Devin Cannady made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaelin Llewellyn 14-12
14:09   LJ Figueroa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:07   Defensive rebound by Will Gladson  
13:56   Jaelin Llewellyn missed layup  
13:54   Defensive rebound by Justin Simon  
13:50 +2 Justin Simon made driving dunk 14-14
13:32   Myles Stephens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:19   Shooting foul on Jose Morales  
13:19   Justin Simon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:26   Defensive rebound by Justin Simon  
13:19 +1 Justin Simon made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-15
13:09 +3 Devin Cannady made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaelin Llewellyn 17-15
12:49   Lost ball turnover on LJ Figueroa, stolen by Devin Cannady  
12:44 +2 Myles Stephens made layup, assist by Ryan Schwieger 19-15
12:19 +2 Marvin Clark II made layup 19-17
12:01   Jose Morales missed jump shot  
11:59   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
11:54 +2 LJ Figueroa made floating jump shot 19-19
11:31 +3 Jose Morales made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Myles Stephens 22-19
11:17 +3 Mikey Dixon made 3-pt. jump shot 22-22
11:02   Jaelin Llewellyn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Justin Simon  
10:55 +2 LJ Figueroa made layup, assist by Justin Simon 22-24
10:30   Myles Stephens missed jump shot  
10:28   Defensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
10:15   Out of bounds turnover on Marvin Clark II  
9:56   Devin Cannady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:54   Offensive rebound by Sebastian Much  
9:47   Ryan Schwieger missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:45   Defensive rebound by Bryan Trimble Jr.  
9:38 +3 Marvin Clark II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shamorie Ponds 22-27
9:20   Bad pass turnover on Devin Cannady, stolen by Marvin Clark II  
9:16   Shooting foul on Devin Cannady  
9:16 +1 Mikey Dixon made 1st of 2 free throws 22-28
9:16   Mikey Dixon missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:16   Defensive rebound by Sebastian Much  
8:53   Sebastian Much missed jump shot  
8:51   Defensive rebound by Bryan Trimble Jr.  
8:44   Bryan Trimble Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:42   Defensive rebound by Ryan Schwieger  
8:20   Sebastian Much missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by Bryan Trimble Jr.  
7:58   Lost ball turnover on Mikey Dixon, stolen by Jose Morales  
7:50 +2 Jose Morales made finger-roll layup 24-28
7:34 +2 Shamorie Ponds made jump shot 24-30
7:02   Richmond Aririguzoh missed jump shot  
7:00   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
6:55   Shooting foul on Jose Morales  
6:55 +1 Marvin Clark II made 1st of 2 free throws 24-31
6:55 +1 Marvin Clark II made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-32
6:44   Lost ball turnover on Myles Stephens, stolen by Mustapha Heron  
6:33 +2 LJ Figueroa made driving layup 24-34
6:04   Jose Morales missed jump shot  
6:02   Offensive rebound by Richmond Aririguzoh  
6:01   Shooting foul on Marvin Clark II  
6:01 +1 Richmond Aririguzoh made 1st of 2 free throws 25-34
6:01 +1 Richmond Aririguzoh made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-34
5:49   Lost ball turnover on Shamorie Ponds, stolen by Myles Stephens  
5:43   Lost ball turnover on Myles Stephens, stolen by Marvin Clark II  
5:43   Shooting foul on Richmond Aririguzoh  
5:43 +1 Marvin Clark II made 1st of 2 free throws 26-35
5:43   Marvin Clark II missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:43   Defensive rebound by Jose Morales  
5:31 +3 Jaelin Llewellyn made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Richmond Aririguzoh 29-35
5:14   Shooting foul on Devin Cannady  
5:14   Marvin Clark II missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:14 +1 Marvin Clark II made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-36
5:07 +3 Devin Cannady made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jose Morales 32-36
4:47   Offensive foul on Justin Simon  
4:47   Turnover on Justin Simon  
4:33   Bad pass turnover on Richmond Aririguzoh, stolen by Shamorie Ponds  
4:27 +2 Shamorie Ponds made floating jump shot 32-38
4:07 +3 Devin Cannady made 3-pt. jump shot 35-38
3:46   Shamorie Ponds missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:44   Defensive rebound by Devin Cannady  
3:37   Lost ball turnover on Richmond Aririguzoh, stolen by Bryan Trimble Jr.  
3:28   Shamorie Ponds missed jump shot  
3:26   Defensive rebound by Richmond Aririguzoh  
3:18   Jaelin Llewellyn missed jump shot, blocked by Bryan Trimble Jr.  
3:16   Offensive rebound by Princeton  
3:16   Bad pass turnover on Devin Cannady, stolen by Mustapha Heron  
2:58   Lost ball turnover on Shamorie Ponds, stolen by Ryan Schwieger  
2:50   Bad pass turnover on Devin Cannady, stolen by Mikey Dixon  
2:39   Mustapha Heron missed driving layup  
2:37   Defensive rebound by Jerome Desrosiers  
2:17 +3 Ryan Schwieger made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Myles Stephens 38-38
1:56   Mustapha Heron missed layup  
1:54   Defensive rebound by Myles Stephens  
1:42   Lost ball turnover on Devin Cannady, stolen by LJ Figueroa  
1:25   Offensive foul on Mikey Dixon  
1:25   Turnover on Mikey Dixon  
54.0   Bad pass turnover on Jaelin Llewellyn, stolen by LJ Figueroa  
43.0 +2 LJ Figueroa made driving layup, assist by Marvin Clark II 38-40
43.0   Shooting foul on Jaelin Llewellyn  
43.0 +1 LJ Figueroa made free throw 38-41
35.0   Devin Cannady missed jump shot  
33.0   Defensive rebound by St. John's  
8.0   Marvin Clark II missed floating jump shot  
6.0   Defensive rebound by Jerome Desrosiers  
3.0   Personal foul on Bryan Trimble Jr.  
1.0   Bad pass turnover on Ryan Schwieger, stolen by LJ Figueroa  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:51 +2 Richmond Aririguzoh made reverse layup 40-41
19:22   Mustapha Heron missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:20   Defensive rebound by Myles Stephens  
19:07   Jaelin Llewellyn missed driving layup  
19:05   Defensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
18:56 +2 LJ Figueroa made floating jump shot, assist by Justin Simon 40-43
18:32 +2 Jaelin Llewellyn made finger-roll layup 42-43
18:15 +2 LJ Figueroa made jump shot, assist by Shamorie Ponds 42-45
17:49   Devin Cannady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:47   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
17:34 +2 LJ Figueroa made jump shot, assist by Shamorie Ponds 42-47
17:17 +2 Richmond Aririguzoh made reverse layup 44-47
17:17   Shooting foul on Marvin Clark II  
17:17 +1 Richmond Aririguzoh made free throw 45-47
16:58 +2 Justin Simon made finger-roll layup 45-49
16:35   Jaelin Llewellyn missed layup  
16:33   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
16:27   Traveling violation turnover on Shamorie Ponds  
16:12 +3 Jaelin Llewellyn made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jose Morales 48-49
15:50 +2 Marvin Clark II made driving layup 48-51
15:31   Jaelin Llewellyn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:29   Defensive rebound by Mustapha Heron  
15:14   Justin Simon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:12   Defensive rebound by Devin Cannady  
14:49   Will Gladson missed jump shot, blocked by Marvin Clark II  
14:47   Defensive rebound by Justin Simon  
14:40 +3 Shamorie Ponds made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Simon 48-54
14:20   Myles Stephens missed jump shot  
14:18   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
14:13   Bad pass turnover on Marvin Clark II, stolen by Jose Morales  
14:09   Personal foul on LJ Figueroa  
13:55 +2 Richmond Aririguzoh made jump shot 50-54
13:36 +2 Mustapha Heron made layup 50-56
13:24   Bad pass turnover on Devin Cannady, stolen by Marvin Clark II  
13:17 +2 Marvin Clark II made dunk 50-58
12:42   Turnover on Jose Morales  
12:42 +2 Shamorie Ponds made layup, assist by Mustapha Heron 50-60
12:32   Devin Cannady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:30   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
12:16   Shamorie Ponds missed layup, blocked by Sebastian Much  
12:14   Defensive rebound by Jose Morales  
12:05   Lost ball turnover on Jose Morales, stolen by Shamorie Ponds  
11:56 +2 Shamorie Ponds made layup 50-62
11:51   Personal foul on Shamorie Ponds  
11:46   Devin Cannady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:44   Defensive rebound by St. John's  
11:25   Shooting foul on Ryan Schwieger  
11:25 +1 Mustapha Heron made 1st of 2 free throws 50-63
11:25 +1 Mustapha Heron made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-64
11:13 +2 Richmond Aririguzoh made dunk, assist by Jaelin Llewellyn 52-64
10:53 +2 Shamorie Ponds made layup, assist by Mustapha Heron 52-66
10:32   3-second violation turnover on Jaelin Llewellyn  
10:17   Shamorie Ponds missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:15   Defensive rebound by Jose Morales  
10:10 +2 Myles Stephens made driving layup, assist by Jose Morales 54-66
9:53 +3 Mustapha Heron made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bryan Trimble Jr. 54-69
9:39   Jaelin Llewellyn missed layup  
9:37   Offensive rebound by Richmond Aririguzoh  
9:35   Richmond Aririguzoh missed tip-in, blocked by Shamorie Ponds  
9:34   Offensive rebound by Jaelin Llewellyn  
9:33 +2 Jaelin Llewellyn made tip-in 56-69
9:11 +3 Bryan Trimble Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Simon 56-72
8:51   Traveling violation turnover on Jose Morales  
8:35   Mikey Dixon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:33   Defensive rebound by Devin Cannady  
8:23   Jaelin Llewellyn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:21   Defensive rebound by Bryan Trimble Jr.  
8:13 +2 Shamorie Ponds made layup 56-74
8:13   Shooting foul on Myles Stephens  
8:13 +1 Shamorie Ponds made free throw 56-75
7:50   Myles Stephens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:48   Defensive rebound by Marvin Clark II  
7:39   LJ Figueroa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:37   Defensive rebound by Will Gladson  
7:30 +2 Jose Morales made layup 58-75
7:30   Shooting foul on Greg Williams Jr.  
7:30 +1 Jose Morales made free throw 59-75
7:14 +2 LJ Figueroa made jump shot, assist by Marvin Clark II 59-77
6:57 +3 Will Gladson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jose Morales 62-77
6:41   Bad pass turnover on Greg Williams Jr., stolen by Jose Morales  
6:36 +2 Jose Morales made layup 64-77
6:20   Mikey Dixon missed driving layup  
6:18   Defensive rebound by Will Gladson  
6:11 +3 Devin Cannady made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaelin Llewellyn 67-77
5:54   Bad pass turnover on Mustapha Heron, stolen by Jose Morales  
5:47 +2 Myles Stephens made layup, assist by Jose Morales 69-77
5:34   Personal foul on Will Gladson  
5:25   Mustapha Heron missed jump shot  
5:23   Offensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
5:11   Mustapha Heron missed jump shot  
5:09   Offensive rebound by Shamorie Ponds  
5:02   Bad pass turnover on Shamorie Ponds  
4:59   Devin Cannady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:57   Defensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
4:44 +2 Shamorie Ponds made jump shot 69-79
4:32 +2 Jaelin Llewellyn made dunk 71-79
4:14   LJ Figueroa missed jump shot  
4:12   Offensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
4:04   Shooting foul on Richmond Aririguzoh  
4:04   Justin Simon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:04 +1 Justin Simon made 2nd of 2 free throws 71-80
4:04 +1 Justin Simon made 2nd of 2 free throws 71-80
4:02   Lost ball turnover on Jaelin Llewellyn, stolen by Mustapha Heron  
3:49   Shamorie Ponds missed layup, blocked by Richmond Aririguzoh  
3:47   Defensive rebound by Richmond Aririguzoh  
3:40 +3 Jose Morales made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devin Cannady 74-80
3:15   Justin Simon missed jump shot  
3:13   Defensive rebound by Max Johns  
3:07   Bad pass turnover on Max Johns, stolen by Shamorie Ponds  
3:04   Shamorie Ponds missed layup  
3:03   Offensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
3:02   LJ Figueroa missed dunk  
3:01   Offensive rebound by Shamorie Ponds  
3:00 +2 Shamorie Ponds made layup 74-82
2:46   Myles Stephens missed jump shot  
2:44   Offensive rebound by Jose Morales  
2:40   Max Johns missed jump shot  
2:38   Defensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
2:38   Personal foul on Jose Morales  
2:38   Personal foul on Jose Morales  
2:11 +2 Justin Simon made fade-away jump shot 74-84
1:57   Jose Morales missed layup  
1:55   Defensive rebound by LJ Figueroa  
1:39   Marvin Clark II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:37   Offensive rebound by St. John's  
1:37