Manhattan 49, St. Peter’s 66
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP)—Wesley Jenkins scored 22 points to lead Saint Peter’s over Manhattan 66-49 on Saturday.
Jenkins was 7 of 13 from the field with all but one basket coming from behind the 3-point arc (6 of 10).
The Peacocks (4-4, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) were 9 for 18 from 3-point range.
Along with the prolific long-range shooting, Saint Peter’s also dominated in the paint, outscoring the Jaspers 26-10 inside and outrebounding them 37-30.
Saint Peter’s trailed 26-23 with 3:10 left in the first half before a 3-pointer by Jenkins tied it a little more than a minute later, and Jeron Belin’s 3 put the Peacocks up for good, 29-26, with 39 seconds left in the half.
Belin finished with 12 points and Darius Conley added 11 for the Peacocks, who scored 18 points off 13 Manhattan turnovers.
Nick Walsh paced the Jaspers (2-6, 0-2) with 15 points.