Recap: Manhattan vs. Saint Peters
Riverdale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Shane Richards finished with 13 points to lead the Manhattan Jaspers over the Saint Peter's Peacocks, 64-49, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference bout at Draddy Gymnasium.
For the Jaspers (15-6, 8-4 MAAC), Ashton Pankey added 12 points with eight rebounds, and George Beamon finished with 10 points and seven boards.
Marvin Dominique led the Peacocks (7-14, 3-9) with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Desi Washington dropped in 10 points with six boards.
Manhattan shot 46.2 percent from the field in the opening period, including 4- of-10 from 3-point range, as the Jaspers jumped out to an early 16-6 lead and took a 32-20 advantage into intermission. They held Saint Peter's to just 31.8 percent shooting in the period, with the Peacocks missing all four of their 3- point tries.
In the second half, the Peacocks improved to 39.3 percent but still had trouble from deep, making just one of their eight shots from beyond the arc. The Jaspers made 42.9 percent of their shots from the floor after halftime, including 5-of-9 from 3-point distance. Saint Peter's cut the lead to four, 42-38, midway through the half, but Manhattan responded with eight straight points to reestablish some breathing room.
The Jaspers dominated the game at the perimeter, outscoring the Peacocks from 3-point distance, 27-3. Saint Peter's had a slight advantage down low, ending the game with a 24-20 scoring edge in the paint.Game Notes