Coleman leads Monmouth past Princeton

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Whitney Coleman scored 13 points to lead a balanced Monmouth attack as the Hawks beat Princeton 59-50 on Sunday.

Dutch Gaitley added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Monmouth (3-10), which shot a season-high 54.1 percent from the floor and broke a seven-game losing streak. Kyle Koncz had a game-high 14 points for Princeton (2-10), while Zach Finley finished with 12 points for the Tigers.

The teams traded baskets early on, but Monmouth took command midway through the first half and closed with a 20-10 run, giving them a 32-21 lead at the break. Princeton then tried to rally, scoring the first five points of the second half, but Monmouth took charge again with a 16-6 run.

The Hawks then held double-digit leads for most of the second half before Princeton narrowed the deficit by scoring the game’s last eight points.

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 Top Performers
 Princeton
K. Koncz K. Koncz
5-10,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Monmouth
D. Gaitley D. Gaitley
3-4,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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