Jones scores 15 to lift Marist past St. Peter’s 51-50
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Jones scored 15 points, Hakim Byrd made a free throw with 1.9 seconds left, and Marist beat St. Peter’s 51-50 on Saturday night.
Byrd’s jumper gave Marist a 50-48 lead with 18 seconds remaining. KC Ndefo answered with a dunk for St. Peter’s to tie it at 50 with 11 seconds to play. Byrd then made the first of two free throws, but the Peacocks didn’t get a final shot off as time expired.
Marist (10-8, 8-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) rebounded from a 59-54 loss to the Peacocks (11-8, 8-6) on Friday.
Javon Cooley added 10 points for the Red Foxes (10-8, 8-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Byrd finished with eight points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Ndefo had 15 points for the Peacocks. Doug Edert added 13 points and Daryl Banks III had 12.
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