Niagara beats Fairfield 83-76

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)—Benson Egemonye had 23 points and eight rebounds, leading Niagara to a 83-76 win over Fairfield on Saturday night.

The Purple Eagles (21-6, 12-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) were led by 25 points from Benson Egemonye, while former UConn guard Rob Garrison added 19 to help coach Joe Mihalich secure victory No. 200.

Niagara, which led 39-35 at the break, used a 6-0 run to open the second half and its lead never dipped below five points the rest of the way.

Lyndon Jordan’s 3-pointer with 3:38 left pulled Fairfield to within five, 70-65, but the Purple Eagles held the Stags off.

Fairfield (15-12, 8-8) was without four starters, including leading scorer Greg Nero who missed the game due to a back injury.

Herbie Allen led Fairfield with 22 points. Yorel Hawkins added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Lyndon Jordan had 14 points and Mike Evanovich contributed 13.

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Benson Egemonye Benson Egemonye
11-14,  23 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
Yorel Hawkins Yorel Hawkins
5-15,  14 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists

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