NCAA Game Summary - Iona at Saint Peter's
(Wednesday, December 5)
Final Score: Saint Peter's 64, Iona 62
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, respectively.
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.
12/05 23:30:30 ET