Jersey City, NJ (Sports Network) - A jumper by Blaise Ffrench with time
winding down provided the Saint Peter's Peacocks with a thrilling 64-62 win
over the Iona Gaels at the Yanitelli Center.
Ffrench scored 17 points, as did Darius Conley who was one rebound shy of a
double-double for the Peacocks (4-4, 1-0 MAAC). Desi Washington chipped in 15
points and four steals in the triumph.
For the Gaels (3-3, 1-1), Sean Armand had a game-high 19 points and eight
rebounds. Tavon Sledge and Lamont Jones contributed 13 and 11 points,
Both teams struggled shooting in the first half, Saint Peter's was held to
only 7-of-27 from the floor, while Iona made 12-of-33 en route to a 31-21 lead
at the break.
Saint Peter's converted 51.5 percent from the floor after intermission, making
good on 3-of-6 from behind the arc. It also held Iona to a mere 1-of-6 from
three-point range in the period.
The home team survived despite shooting 5-of-16 from long range on the night.
Iona also struggled shooting 28.6 percent from the perimeter.
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