Recap: Monmouth vs. Penn
West Long Branch, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Miles Cartwright poured in a game- high 25 points as the Penn Quakers got in the win column for the first time this season with a 79-73 triumph over the Monmouth Hawks at the MAC.
Cartwright connected on 5-of-8 shots from beyond the arc to pace Penn (1-1). Darien Nelson-Henry added a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds and Tony Hicks chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds.
Andrew Nicholas was the lead scorer for Monmouth (1-1) with 19 points as well as seven rebounds. Deon Jones contributed 17 points and eight rebounds and Justin Robinson tacked on 12 points but also had seven turnovers.
In the first half of play the Quakers shot at a 44.1 percent clip, including a 3-of-11 effort from beyond the arc. Despite having more 3-pointers (4-of-12) in the half the Hawks still trailed, 41-33, at halftime.
After the break the Hawks hit on just 33.3 percent of their shots from the field while Penn made good on 45.8 percent to hold on for the win.
Monmouth had a 49-43 edge on the boards but was outscored 26-17 in points off turnovers.Game Notes