Princeton closes on 9-0 run to beat Monmouth 69-58
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Myles Stephens scored 19 points, Devin Cannady added 18 and Princeton used a 9-0 run late to beat Monmouth 69-58 on Tuesday night.
Stephens was 7 of 14 from the floor, made five 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds. Cannady was 6-of-13 shooting with four 3s. Amir Bell chipped in 11 points for the Tigers (3-6), who snapped a three-game skid.
Deion Hammond scored 17 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Monmouth (3-8). Diago Quinn added 11 points.
Hammond scored five points and Marcus McClary hit a layup as Monmouth pulled to 60-58 with 2:50 remaining, but the Tigers held the Hawks scoreless the rest of the way. Cannady made two 3-pointers and two free throws in the game-ending 9-0 run.
The Hawks had an 18-10 lead in the first half before Princeton answered with 13-0 surge and led the rest of the way. The Tigers shot 24 of 52 from the field, and made 13 from long range.