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 Nj: 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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