St. Peter's vs Fairfield

Fairfield 54, St. Peter's 47


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Derek Needham scored 24 points and Fairfield allowed Saint Peter's only three points in the final 11 1/2 minutes of its 54-47 victory Friday night in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

Seventh-seeded Fairfield (18-14), which snapped a three-game skid, meets No. 2 seed Rider Saturday.

Each team had long scoring droughts. Leading 21-11, the Stags didn't make another basket for 7 minutes. After the 10th-seeded Peacocks pulled ahead 26-24, Needham's 3-pointer gave Fairfield a 27-26 halftime advantage.

Saint Peter's built a seven-point cushion, at 44-37 with 11:39 left, then couldn't score again until Chris Burke's jumper with 5:46 to go. Needham tied it with 4:55 showing before both teams went cold.

Amadou Sibide broke the stalemate with 1:49 left, hitting two free throws. He added a layup with 52 seconds remaining to help the Stags pull away.

Desi Washington's 13 points led the Peacocks (9-21).

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Fairfield (18-14) «272754

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St. Peter's Peacocks
D. Conley, F282-40-02054
Y. Raymond, G403-141-46137
D. Washington, G344-102-242213
B. Ffrench, G334-81-33219
C. Burke, G261-20-01352
E. Desport173-50-03126
C. Patterson100-00-01020
M. Tucker93-30-00106
C. Prescott30-10-00000
Totals 20-474-923102047
Fairfield Stags
A. Sidibe, F312-72-313136
M. Barrow, F294-81-24129
D. Needham, G378-214-643324
C. Nickerson, G352-40-06214
D. Wade, G250-43-42023
C. Johnson181-20-24012
M. Gilbert172-32-21206
K. Matthews40-00-11100
S. Johnston20-00-01000
J. Mikulic20-00-00000
J. Jenkins00-00-20000
Totals 19-4912-2239101254
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Peters0-01-3301