Lafayette vs Monmouth

Monmouth (NJ) 65, Lafayette 60

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Jesse Steele and Andrew Nicholas scored 18 points apiece and combined to make seven 3-pointers in Monmouth's 65-60 win over Lafayette on Monday night.

Nicholas was 3 of 8 from deep while Steele was 4 of 9.

Lafayette (1-6) led 26-24 at halftime but Monmouth opened the second half with an 18-9 run to go up 42-35 and pull away with 12:58 left to play.

Stephen Spinella had six points during the run, Nicholson chipped in four and Steele capped the spurt with back-to-back 3-pointers.

Spinella, Steele, and Nicholson combined for seven of Monmouth's 19 steals while Dion Nesmith led the way with six steals of his own.

Monmouth (3-4) has won three straight games after a 1-4 start.

Tony Johnson led Lafayette with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Johnson is shooting 56 percent (34 of 60) from the field this season.

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Scoreboard
Lafayette (1-6)263460
Monmouth (4-3) «244165

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Lafayette Leopards
D. Trist, F251-42-27014
L. Giese, F201-50-02022
T. Johnson, G336-100-197314
S. Hinrichs, G246-112-441315
B. Scott, G234-40-02009
A. Flannigan, F203-52-38149
J. Ptasinski, G202-90-01126
Z. Rufer, G180-01-23311
L. Smith, G80-10-10020
J. Detmer, G40-00-00000
N. Musters, C30-00-00000
B. Freeland, F20-00-00000
Total 23-497-1339131860
 46.9%53.8% 
Monmouth Hawks
S. Spinella, G242-73-45007
E. Waite, F172-30-03124
A. Nicholas, G347-181-351318
J. Steele, G336-122-311218
D. Nesmith, G314-81-25339
M. Ware, F170-30-25030
K. Brown, F142-31-21015
G. Cox, F100-10-00010
M. DiLeo, G71-20-01202
T. O'Garro, F60-00-00020
J. Palm, G41-10-00022
C. White, G30-00-00100
Total 25-588-162891965
 43.1%50.0% 
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell15-326-963
Lehigh12-620-1297
Boston U.12-618-14187
Navy10-816-16206
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Loyola-Md.8-1016-17212
Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
Other games
SJST 57 Final
KAN 70