Hammond scores 19, Monmouth rolls past Kennesaw State 71-40

The Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Deion Hammond had 19 points, George Papas added 11, and Monmouth defeated Kennesaw State 71-40 on Friday night.

Mustapha Traore added seven rebounds for Monmouth (2-4), which ended its four-game losing streak.

Terrell Burden led Kennesaw State (0-4) with 12 points. He was 1 of 6 from the field but perfect in 10 tries from the free throw line.

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Monmouth built a 42-17 halftime lead as Kennesaw State made just 3 of 22 field goal attempts in the first half. The Owls had a scoreless streak of 6 minutes, 14 seconds and a 5:53 stretch in which they scored three points. They shot only slightly better in the second half, making 8 of 25 to improve to 23% for the game.

The game was part of the ASUN/MAAC Challenge.

Monmouth plays Stetson on Saturday. Kennesaw State looks for its first win against Iona on Saturday.

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