Lewis with double-double, NJIT defeats St. Francis 82-60
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Abdul Lewis and Zach Cooks scored 19 points each, with Cooks missing 20 for just the second time in the last seven games, and Diandre Wilson added 18 points as NJIT rolled past St. Francis (Brooklyn) 82-60 on Saturday.
The trio combined to make 17 of 40 shots while the remaining Highlanders were 9 of 20. Lewis also pulled down 16 rebounds and blocked five shots. The double-double is his second of the season. Both the points and boards are season bests, while his five blocks are a career high.
NJIT (9-2) is off to its best start in Division I, winning a second straight after losing to UMass Lowell a week ago. NJIT’s other loss was to Cornell. The Highlanders outrebounded the Terriers 46-39 and had six blocked shots, limiting St. Francis to 31-percent shooting from the floor (21 of 67).
Christian Rohlehr scored 16 and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double to lead the Terriers (5-4), who saw a three-game win streak come to an end.