Fairleigh Dickinson defeats Monmouth (N.J.) 71-65

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Sean Baptiste scored 24 points to lead Fairleigh Dickinson in a 71-65 victory over Monmouth (N.J.) on Saturday.

Alvin Mofunanya added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Knights (8-16, 7-5 Northeast Conference), who gained back-to-back wins against Monmouth. Fairleigh Dickinson defeated the Hawks 75-69 on Feb. 2.

The game was tied seven times, with the advantage going back and forth throughout. Neither team led by more than six points.

In the final minute, the Knights held a two-point lead when Fairleigh Dickinson’s Mike Scott nailed two free throws to give them a 69-65 advantage with 31 seconds left. The Hawks tried to trim the lead, but Whitney Coleman’s 3 was off target. Baptiste then made two more free throws for the final score.

Will Campbell scored 21 points for Monmouth (10-14, 6-6). Ed Waite added 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in the losing effort.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Fair. Dickinson
Mike Scott Mike Scott
4-11,  18 Pts
1 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Monmouth
Ed Waite Ed Waite
4-10,  10 Pts
17 Rebs, 2 Assists

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