Mundweiler stars as Wagner beats Monmouth 91-60
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Joey Mundweiler scored a career-high 39 points— including a Northeast Conference-record 11 3-pointers—as Wagner rolled to a 91-60 win over Monmouth on Saturday.
The 11 3s by the 6-foot-2 senior were the most in a Division I game this season, eclipsing the 10 by Kyle McAlarney of Notre Dame against North Carolina on Nov. 26, and Jodie Meeks of Kentucky against Tennessee on Jan. 13.
Mundweiler, who finished 11-of-18 from 3-point range, was one of four Wagner players to hold the old record of seven 3s. The 39 points were the most scored by a Wagner player since Dean Borges had that many against Manhattan on Dec. 9, 1987.
Chris Martin came off the bench to score 14 points and Jamal Smith added 10 for the Seahawks (16-13, 8-10), who hit 55.2 percent of their shots and went 17-of-28 from 3-point range. Wagner will be the No. 7 seed in the eight-team conference tournament.
Will Campbell had 21 points for the Hawks (8-23, 6-12), while Mike Myers Keitt added 12 points and Travis Taylor finished with 11 as Monmouth hit just 31.5 percent from the field and was outrebounded 38-33.
Wagner was in command for most of the game, jumping out to a 9-2 lead and holding a 41-32 advantage at the break. Monmouth tried to rally early in the second half, but the Seahawks pulled away with a 28-12 run midway through the half.