Monmouth knocks off Wagner 76-67

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Travis Taylor scored a career-high 30 points and had eight rebounds to lead Monmouth (N.J.) to a 76-67 victory over Wagner on Saturday night.

Will Campbell added 16 points and Taylor went 14-for-18 from the foul line to help the Hawks (11-15, 7-7 Northeast Conference) end a three-game losing streak.

Monmouth trailed only once and led 15-5 just 8 minutes into the game. The Hawks pushed their lead to 40-28 on Mike Myers Keitt’s layup 1 second before halftime.

They increased their advantage to 53-35 on Taylor’s three-point play with 14:43 remaining.

Taylor scored seven of his points in a late 3-minute span as Monmouth held off a Wagner rally.

Ed Waite added 15 points for Monmouth, which shot 48.9 percent from the field (23-for-47) and 83.9 percent from the line (26-for-31).

Danny Mundweiler had 14 points and Tyler Murray 13 for Wagner (4-23, 2-12).

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Tyler Murray Tyler Murray
4-12,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 8 Assists
Travis Taylor Travis Taylor
8-16,  30 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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