Merrimack runs win streak to nine with 57-53 win over FDU
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Idris Joyner scored 16 points and Devin Jensen 15 as Northeast Conference leader Merrimack extended its winning streak to nine games, edging Fairleigh Dickinson 57-53 on Thursday night.
Jensen hit consecutive 3-pointers and Jordan Minor added a basket as Merrimack took a 53-48 lead with 3:43 remaining. FDU was within two with 2:41 remaining but didn’t score again with Mike Watkins adding two free throws with 14 seconds left for the final score.
Fairleigh Dickinson scored only 21 first-half points, a season low for the team.
The Warriors improve to 2-0 against the Knights for the season. Merrimack defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 74-71 on Jan. 23.
Merrimack plays Long Island-Brooklyn on the road on Saturday. Fairleigh Dickinson takes on Wagner at home next Thursday.