Scores

Final

Lafayette 60

(1-6, 0-4 away)

Monmouth 65

(4-3, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 26, 2012

Multipurpose Activity Center, West Long Branch, New Jersey

1 2 T
LAF 26 3460
MONM 24 4165

Top Performers

Lafayette: T. Johnson 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 5 Stl

Monmouth: A. Nicholas 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Monmouth (NJ) 65, Lafayette 60

Associated Press

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
MONM
Points 60 65
FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 25-58 (.431)
3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 7-21 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 8-16 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 14

2012-13 Season

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