Fairleigh Dickinson defeats Wagner 70-65

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP)—Sean Baptiste scored 26 points and Fairleigh Dickinson rallied past Wagner 70-65 on Thursday night.

Baptiste scored six of his team’s final nine points as the Knights (9-17, 8-5 Northeast Conference) made a 9-2 run to end the game.

With the Knights trailing 63-61 with 4:08 to play, Baptiste hit a jumper, then made a steal and scored on a layup to give his team a 65-63 lead with 2:51 to go. After two free throws by Wagner’s Doug Elwell cut the lead to 67-65, Baptiste hit a basket with 21 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Wagner (4-22, 2-11) led 33-29 at halftime and built a 13-point lead at 52-39 with 13:45 to play after a 3-pointer by Danny Mundweiler. But the Knights went on a 22-8 run to grab a 61-60 lead with 4:28 to play.

Mundweiler scored 18 points, Tyler Murray added 17 and Elwell had 12 for the Seahawks, who lost their third straight game.

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Danny Mundweiler Danny Mundweiler
6-11,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Fair. Dickinson
Sean Baptiste Sean Baptiste
10-18,  26 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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