Baker, Portley lead Saint Peter’s past Fairfield, 74-55
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Cavon Baker and Antwon Portley each hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 14 points apiece to help Saint Peter’s beat Fairfield 74-55 on Sunday for the Peacocks’ fifth win in a row.
Trevis Wyche and Samuel Idowu each scored 11 for Saint Peter’s (16-12, 12-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Peacocks hit a season-high 15 3-pointers on 25 attempts and shot 54 percent overall to maintain at least a share of second place in the conference standings.
Portley hit back-to-back 3s to spark a 17-6 run that gave Saint Peter’s a 32-21 lead with 2:29 left in the half. Baker and Idowu each added 3-pointers during that stretch and Fairfield trailed by double figures the rest of the way. Chazz Patterson’s 3 with 1:32 to play gave the Peacocks their biggest lead, 74-51.
Tyler Nelson and Jonathan Kasibabu scored 13 points apiece for Fairfield (14-12, 9-8). The Stags had their three-game win streak snapped and fell to sixth in the conference standings. The top five teams earn a first-round bye in the MAAC Tournament, which begins March 2.