Lafayette 60 at Monmouth 65

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Monmouth defeats Lafayette 65-60
Monday, Nov 26, 2012

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Jesse Steele and Andrew Nicholas scored 18 points apiece and combined to make seven 3-pointers in Monmouth’s 65-60 win over Lafayette on Monday night.

Nicholas was 3 of 8 from deep while Steele was 4 of 9.

Lafayette (1-6) led 26-24 at halftime but Monmouth opened the second half with an 18-9 run to go up 42-35 and pull away with 12:58 left to play.

Stephen Spinella had six points during the run, Nicholson chipped in four and Steele capped the spurt with back-to-back 3-pointers.

Spinella, Steele, and Nicholson combined for seven of Monmouth’s 19 steals while Dion Nesmith led the way with six steals of his own.

Monmouth (3-4) has won three straight games after a 1-4 start.

Tony Johnson led Lafayette with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Johnson is shooting 56 percent (34 of 60) from the field this season.

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 Top Performers
 Lafayette
Tony Johnson Tony Johnson
6-10,  14 Pts
9 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Monmouth
Andrew Nicholas Andrew Nicholas
7-18,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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