Recap: Manhattan vs. Fairfield
Riverdale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - George Beamon scored 19 points and pulled down five rebounds as the Manhattan Jaspers routed the Fairfield Stags, 83-57, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Draddy Gym.
Rich Williams contributed 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting, and was a perfect 4- of-4 at the free-throw line for Manhattan (11-2, 4-0 MAAC). Shane Richards netted 13 points and Rhamel Brown added 12 in the team's eighth straight victory.
Maurice Barrow was the lone Stags player to score in double figures, netting 17 on 7-of-11 shooting for Fairfield (3-11, 0-4). K.J. Rose scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in the losing effort. The Stags have lost three of their last five games following an eight-game losing streak earlier this season.
The Jaspers shot 54.5 percent in the first half on 12-of-22 from the floor, and went 16-of-21 in the first period at the charity stripe. Fairfield connected on 30.6 percent of its shots in the first. Manhattan took a 43-28 lead into the half.
Manhattan shot 47.8 percent in the second half and finished the contest 51.1 percent shooting from the floor. The Jaspers ended the game 29-of-38 at the free-throw line (76.5 percent), compared to the Stags who made it to the charity stripe 12 times, hitting six.
Manhattan held the edge in points off turnovers, 20-13, and in rebounding, 37-33.Game Notes