WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Ray Salnave scored 17 points and Monmouth cruised to a 65-49 win over Manhattan on Saturday.
Mustapha Traore contributed 10 points for the Hawks (3-14, 2-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who shot 53.5 percent and held the Jaspers (3-13, 1-3) to 30 percent.
Monmouth opened the game with a 14-3 run with Salnave contributing a 3-pointer and a 3-point play and closed the half on a 12-3 spurt for a 34-21 lead.
Thomas Capuano scored the first eight points of the second half to cut the deficit to five but Monmouth used a trio to 6-0 bursts kept the lead in double figures down the stretch.
Capuano finished with 11 points. Manhattan had nine 3-pointers but Monmouth, which was 3 of 11 from distance, was 16 of 23 from the foul line.