Crawford leads Manhattan past Marist, 83-62

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NEW YORK (AP)—Darryl Crawford scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half to help Manhattan beat slumping Marist 83-62 on Friday night.

Antoine Pearson added 15 points and Chris Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Manhattan (10-15, 4-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Jaspers have won two in a row after losing eight straight.

David Devezin scored 19 points, and Spongy Benjamin and Ryan Schneider had nine each for Marist (15-11, 9-6). The Red Foxes have lost four of five.

Rashad Green and Devon Austin scored six points apiece to help Manhattan take a 35-31 halftime lead. Green’s basket capped a 12-2 run that staked the Jaspers to a 60-39 lead with 9:22 left. Benjamin scored with 5:11 remaining to cut the edge to 63-56 but Marist got no closer, with Manhattan closing the game on a 20-6 run.

The Jaspers were 28-of-40 at the free-throw line, while the Red Foxes were 7-of-13.

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David Devezin David Devezin
9-15,  19 Pts
0 Rebs, 3 Assists
Darryl Crawford Darryl Crawford
7-10,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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