Albany (NY) 85, Monmouth (NJ) 49
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP)
Jayson Guerrier scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds as Albany (N.Y.) defeated Monmouth (N.J.) 85-49 on Monday.
Gerardo Suero had 16 points and Ralph Watts scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half for the Great Danes (2-2). Watts sank his first three 3-point attempts during the game in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Leading 21-17 midway through the opening half, Guerrier scored six points during a 15-3 run and the Great Danes entered halftime up 38-25. The Hawks inched closer, cutting it to eight, 39-31, early in the second half, but Suero's 3-pointer started an 8-0 run and the Great Danes led comfortably the rest of the way.
Guerrier, who entered with eight points on the season, made five 3-pointers, all six of his second half field goal attempts and 9 of 10 field goals overall.