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Mount St. Mary's downs Monmouth 77-63 in NEC play

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Shivaughn Wiggins scored 16 points Thursday night to lead Mount St. Mary's over Monmouth 77-63 in a Northeast Conference game.

The Mountaineers (15-13, 10-7), who've won six straight, opened on an 8-0 run and led 22-12 before Monmouth (10-20, 5-12) tied it 35-35 at halftime. In the second half, the Mountaineers went on a big, balanced run to lead 76-57 with 4:24 to play.

Others in double figures were Julian Norfleet, who scored 14 points, Kelvin Parker with 13 and Rashad Whack with 11.

Ed Waite led Monmouth with 15 points. Max DiLeo was the only other Hawk in double figures with 15. He hit 5 of 5 from the field, 2 of 2 from the foul line.

Mount St. Mary's shot 27 for 55 from the floor (49.1 percent) to Monmouth's 22 of 59 (37.3 percent). The Mountaineers were 8 for 24 on 3-pointers, Monmouth 3 of 14.

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