Poughkeepsie, NY (Sports Network) - Chavaughn Lewis finished with 17 points as
the Marist Red Foxes held off the Manhattan Jaspers to earn a 62-58 decision
in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams at McCann
Devin Price chipped in 14 points in 40 minutes of action for Marist (3-5, 1-0
MAAC) as it ended a two-game losing slide. Jay Bowie saw limited action due to
foul trouble, but still managed to chip in 11 points while Isaiah Morton
contributed 10 points, and five assists.
Michael Alvarado scored a game-high 19 points off the bench for Manhattan
(2-5, 0-1), which overcame a 15-point second half deficit before falling for
the second game in a row. The Jaspers were without leading scorer George
Beamon who was unable to play due to an ankle injury.
Marist knocked down 52.4 percent of its field goal attempts including 4-of-8
from beyond the arc in the first half to take control in the early stages of
the contest. The Jaspers went into the intermission trailing 34-25 after they
shot only 29.2 percent from the field and converted just 8-of-16 at the
charity stripe in the opening 20 minutes.
Manhattan faced a 47-32 deficit with 11:02 left in regulation before it put
together a late rally. The Jaspers produced an 18-2 run to take a 58-55 lead
with only three minutes remaining, but Bowie tied the score with a make from
distance 80 seconds later. Neither side made another field goal the rest of
the way, but the Red Foxes added four free throws to escape with the win.
Thanks to Alvarado, Manhattan's bench scored 30 points while Marist's reserves
tallied just seven points. The Jaspers also held a 36-27 edge in the
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