Manhattan 89, Fairfield 69
NEW YORK (AP)—Luis Flores scored 27 points and Dave Holmes had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Manhattan past Fairfield 89-69 Sunday.
The Jaspers (11-3, 6-0 Metro Atlantic) took a 15-point halftime lead and went on to win their sixth straight game.
Rob Thompson had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Terrence Todd added 18 points for the Stags (9-7, 2-3), who lost leading scorer and rebounder Deng Gai to an injury early in the second half.
Gai, averaging 14.0 points and 9.1 rebounds coming into the game, scored just three points before being carried off the court on a stretcher with an injured right leg 1:01 into the second half. He did not return.
The Jaspers shot 62.1 percent in the first half, including 7-of-8 from beyond the arc, while limiting Fairfield to 38.7 percent shooting and just 1-of-6 from 3-point territory. Overall, Manhattan shot 53.7 percent from the floor while the Stags shot 31.4 percent.
Kenny Minor’s 3-pointer gave the Jaspers a 67-48 lead with 13:26 left in the game.
Two free throws by Tyquawn Goode cut the margin to 74-61 with 6:53 to go, but Fairfield got no closer.
Jason Wingate added nine points and Minor had eight for Manhattan.
Dewitt Maxwell had 14 points for the Stags.