Gavin’s 23 points lead Marist over Manhattan 76-66

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP)—Freshman guard Jay Gavin scored a career high 23 points to lead Marist to a 76-66 win over Manhattan on Monday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The Red Foxes won their third straight, improving to 9-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Gavin went 6-for-8 from beyond the 3-point arc and shot 5-for-7 from the free-throw line. Senior Spongy Benjamin added 15 points, a team-high seven rebounds and two blocked shots for Marist. Red-shirt sophomore David Devezin added 11 points.

Marist shot 53 percent from the field, hit 10 3-pointers and outrebounded Manhattan by a 41-35 margin. The Red Foxes led by as much as 13 in the second half.

Laurence Jolicoeur led the Jaspers (7-7, 1-3) with 17 points and Rashad Green had 12.

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L. Jolicouer L. Jolicouer
3-5,  17 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
J. Gavin J. Gavin
6-9,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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