Fordham 65 at Monmouth 80

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Monmouth (NJ) beats Fordham 80-65
Saturday, Dec 10, 2011

MMONMOUTH, N.J. (AP)—Jesse Steele had 18 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Monmouth (N.J.) in an 80-65 win over Fordham on Saturday night.

Ed Waite added 14 points, Dion Nesmith 12 and Mike Myers Keitt 10 for the Hawks (2-8). Monmouth has won back-to-back games after opening the season on an eight game losing skid.

First-year Monmouth coach King Rice picked up his first career win in the Hawks’ 68-67 victory at Navy Tuesday.

Myers Keitt, Waite and Nesmith dropped in a layup apiece to start the game for the Hawks, who opened on a 12-0 run and were never seriously challenged in the win.

The Hawks led 36-23 at the break and outscored the Rams 44-42 in the second to seal it.

Chris Gaston scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Rams (3-5), who have dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.

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 Top Performers
 Fordham
Chris Gaston Chris Gaston
9-23,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Monmouth
Jesse Steele Jesse Steele
7-11,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists

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