Saint Peter’s defeats NJ Tech 65-54
Wesley Jenkins scored a season-high 25 points and Saint Peter’s
held off N.J. Tech 65-54 on Wednesday night.
The Peacocks (4-4) led for most of the game, but allowed the
Highlanders (3-6) to go on a 15-6 run and pull within two, at
50-48, with 4:57 to play. Saint Peter’s then used a 13-2 run,
sparked by a Nick Leon 3-pointer, to put the game away with 36.5
Jenkins was 8-for-15 from the field, including 2-for-5 from
beyond the arc, and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. He also had
four rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Nick Leon added 14
points for the Peacocks.
Saint Peter’s outrebounded the Highlanders 35-28 and scored 32
points in the paint and 25 points off 22 N.J. Tech turnovers.
Chris Flores led the Highlanders with 19 points and 10
Saint Peter’s has won all six meetings between the schools
dating back to the 1948-49 season.