Jonson’s jumper lifts Colgate over Monmouth

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Ben Jonson’s 15-foot jump shot with 2.1 seconds left gave Colgate a 54-53 win over Monmouth Saturday night.

Leading 53-50, Monmouth’s James Hett missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 41 seconds left. Colgate’s Alex Woodhouse scored on a dunk to cut the lead to one, then Monmouth’s Dutch Gaitley missed two free throws on the ensuing possession.

Mike Venezia led Colgate (3-6) with 16 points. Travis Taylor led Monmouth (1-11) with 11.

Monmouth missed its first 10 shots of the second half but still led 42-35 with 9:08 left before Colgate rallied and tied the game at 50 on Venezia’s 3-pointer with 1:45 left.

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