Fairfield ends 4-game skid, beats Manhattan 56-55

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)—Mike Evanovich scored 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Fairfield over Manhattan 56-55 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action Friday night.

The Stags (16-13, 9-8 MAAC) rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to end a four-game losing streak and clinch their first winning season since 2003-04.

Yorel Hawkins added 15 points and Herbie Allen added 13 for Fairfield.

Darryl Crawford scored 23 points while Andrew Gabriel added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaspers (16-12, 9-8).

Manhattan used a 10-0 run in the second half to take a 39-29 lead with 13:33 to play, but a makeshift Stags lineup without four starters kept chipping away.

Hawkins< dunk with 55 seconds lead gave Fairfield a 56-55 lead, despite going 0-for-4 at the foul line down the stretch.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Manhattan
Darryl Crawford Darryl Crawford
7-17,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Fairfield
Mike Evanovich Mike Evanovich
5-15,  17 Pts
14 Rebs, 1 Assists

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