Monmouth (NJ) 75, Fairleigh Dickinson 62
Jesse Steele scored 15 points, dished out six assists and
tallied three steals to lead Monmouth (N.J.) over Fairleigh
Dickinson 75-62 on Wednesday night.
The Hawks (8-18, 6-7 Northeast Conference) shot 54.5 percent in
the first half (18 of 33) to jump out to a 20-point lead (49-29).
Monmouth would need the advantage, making just 5 of 25 field goals
in the second half.
Fairleigh Dickinson (2-22 1-12) outscored Monmouth 33-26 in the
second half but was not able to overcome its turnovers.
The Knights turned it over 17 times, including eight leading to
12 points in the first half.
The Hawks finished scoring 21 points off Fairleigh Dickinson’s
Andrew Nicholas added 11 points and Dion Nesmith 10 for the
Melquan Bolding led the Knights with 17 points off the