|Date of game: 12/22/2013
Recap: Marist vs. Penn
Poughkeepsie, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Khallid Hart tallied a game-high 21 points as the Marist Red Foxes coasted to a 76-62 win over the Penn Quakers in a non-conference matchup at McCann Arena.
Chavaughn Lewis contributed 14 points for Marist (3-9) on 4-of-17 shooting from the floor while Manny Thomas provided a spark off the bench with 12 points. Adam Kemp registered a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Kemp also made his mark on the defensive end of the floor with five blocked shots and Jay Bowie helped out on the glass with 10 boards. The victory was the third in a row for the Red Foxes since their 0-9 start to the campaign.
Fran Dougherty and Tony Hicks scored nine points each for Penn (2-7), with the former also accounting for nine rebounds. The Quakers have now lost four consecutive games.
Marist was very efficient on the offensive end in the first period en route to a 47-24 halftime lead. The Red Foxes connected on 53.1 percent of their field goal attempts including 8-of-13 from behind the 3-point line in the opening 20 minutes of the contest. Penn was limited to 35.7 percent shooting from the floor in the first half.
The Quakers improved to hit on 41.9 percent of their field goal tries, but they also went just 8-of-16 at the free-throw line after the break. Marist missed all six of its 3-point attempts and went 10-of-30 from the floor in the second half, but converted 9-of-13 attempts at the charity stripe to keep Penn at bay.
The Red Foxes enjoyed a 45-32 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored the Quakers, 36-26, in the paint.Game Notes