Fairfield vs Marist

Fairfield 60, Marist 49


POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Derek Needham scored 16 points as Fairfield held Marist to 12 first-half points on the way to a 60-49 victory Monday night.

The victory tied the Stags (17-11, 12-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with Loyola (Md.) for second place in the league, one game behind Iona.

Fairfield forced turnovers on the first four possessions by the Red Foxes (11-17, 5-11) and blocked a shot on their fifth possession. The Stags finished the half with a 28-12 lead.

Marist shot 16 percent (4 of 25) in its lowest-scoring half this season. It got no closer than nine points in the second half, 58-49 with 1:52 remaining.

Ryan Olander added 13 points for Fairfield, and Rakim Sanders had 12 points and nine rebounds. Needham's two 3-pointers in three attempts gave the junior guard 201 in his career.

Chavaughn Lewis led Marist with 19 points, 14 of them in the second half.

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Fairfield Stags
R. Sanders, F305-102-492212
M. Barrow, F293-60-05116
R. Olander, C295-120-031413
D. Needham, G376-112-222016
C. Nickerson, G273-50-06127
J. Fields240-10-02110
S. Crawford181-32-21404
K. Matthews61-10-01022
Totals 24-496-832121260
Marist Red Foxes
A. Kemp, F372-70-08024
J. Bowie, F314-101-181411
C. Lewis, G377-141-563119
D. Price, G323-110-01208
I. Morton, G301-62-22235
M. Thomas120-30-01000
R. Hall111-40-11122
T. Curry70-00-01010
P. Prinsloo30-00-01000
A. Alexis00-00-00000
Totals 18-554-93591349
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Peters14-623-13130
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