Saint Peter’s defeats Binghamton 61-56
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP)—Wesley Jenkins scored 14 points and Saint Peter’s held off a second-half Binghamton rally to win 61-56 on Tuesday night.
The Peacocks led by 18 points in the first half but Binghamton trimmed the lead to 41-29 at halftime. The Bearcats opened the second half on a 12-1 run to cut the lead to 42-41 with 11:51 remaining. Saint Peter’s never lost the lead, but Binghamton got to within a point once more with 7 minutes to play.
Both teams shot less than 37 percent from the field, but the Bearcats’ second-half rally was aided by 27.3 percent shooting (6 for 22) by Saint Peter’s in the final 20 minutes.
Ryan Bacon added 13 points and Nick Leon had 10 for the Peacocks (6-4), who have won five games in a row.
Greer Wright scored 18 points to lead Binghamton (3-7), which had a two-game winning streak snapped. Moussa Camara added 15 points for the Bearcats.