Scores

Final

Hofstra 62

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Monmouth 91

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 9, 2012

Multipurpose Activity Center, West Long Branch, New Jersey

1 2 T
HOF 31 3162
MONM 50 4191

Top Performers

Hofstra: J. Hall 11 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Monmouth: A. Nicholas 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

Monmouth (NJ) 91, Hofstra 62

Associated Press

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Andrew Nicholas scored a career-high 28 points, and Monmouth (N.J.) scored 50 points in the first half for the first time in almost three years as the Hawks toppled Hofstra 91-62 in both team's season opener Friday night.

Nicholas backed the Hawks on a pair of scoring runs in the first half of the nonconference game, starting with five points during a 15-3 stretch at the game's onset. When Hofstra cut Monmouth's lead to 19-17, Nicholas responded with three consecutive 3-pointers and 11 points during a 19-3 scoring run.

Monmouth reached the half-century mark in the first half for the first time since a Dec. 12, 2009 matchup against Pennsylvania.

The Hawks recorded 17 steals, including four by Jesse Steele, and won the turnover battle 23-14. Steele, the team's leading scorer last year, had 10 points and six assists.

Stevie Mejia and Shaquille Stokes led Hofstra with 12 points each.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
MONM
Points 62 91
FG Made-Attempted 19-65 (.292) 36-72 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 12-13 (.923)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 29

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