Fairfield 71, Yale 57
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)—DeWitt Maxwell scored a game-high 22 points, including a 3-pointer that sparked a 13-3 run near the end of the game, to lead Fairfield to a 71-57 win at Yale Sunday.
Maxwell added nine rebounds, including four of Fairfield’s 18 offensive rebounds. Rob Thompson added 19 points for Fairfield (3-1), making 4-of-5 3-point attempts. He had been 0-4 in his career on 3-point attempts.
Yale (4-3) jumped out to a 9-4 lead before Fairfield went on a 20-8 run. The Bulldogs got to within 26-24 with 3:44 left in the half, but the Stags scored the final six points for a 32-24 lead at the break.
Yale fought back from a 14 point deficit with 13:42 left in the game, using a 12-2 run to cut Fairfield’s lead to 47-43. But Maxwell’s 3-pointer sparked Fairfield’s final run.
Terrance Todd added nine points and Deng Gai nine rebounds and six blocked shots for Fairfield, which forced Yale into 18 turnovers.
Dominick Martin led Yale with 15 points and Matt Minoff added 10.
Yale, shooting 48.1 percent from the field entering the game, was held to 38.5 percent by the Stags, the first time this season the Bulldogs shot less than 40 percent from the field.