Monmouth (NJ) Beats Mount St. Mary’s 73-59

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Marcus Ware scored 15 points and Monmouth beat Mount St. Mary’s 73-59 on Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak for the Hawks.

Ware shot 70 percent (7 of 10) from the field.

Monmouth (3-12, 1-2 Northeast Conference) entered halftime leading 35-31 but opened the second half on an 8-0 run to take a 43-31 lead with 16:35 left. Mount St. Mary’s closed the gap to five, 48-43, but Monmouth went on another 8-0 run, this time taking a 56-43 lead with 9:24 to play.

Mike Myers Keitt added 13 points for Monmouth, hitting 83.3 percent (5 of 6) of his shots and knocking down his only shot from 3-point range.

Julian Norfleet led Mount St. Mary’s (2-12, 0-3) with 20 points and Danny Thompson had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Monmouth’s bench scored 29 points compared to just eight for Mount St. Mary’s.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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