EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Kristijan Krajina and Sam Prescott scored 15 points apiece and Mount St. Mary's used a second-half surge to defeat Monmouth (N.J.) 71-59 Saturday night In Northeast Conference action.
The Mountaineers (6-7, 1-1), who led by nine in the first half, allowed the Hawks to get within a point twice in the first 4 minutes of the second half before building another nine-point lead.
Monmouth (5-10, 0-2) closed to 46-45 with 10:34 left, but Mount St. Mary's used a 16-5 run to pull away with 4:27 to go. The Mountaineers then hit 9 of 12 free throws to seal the win.
After committing just four turnovers in a 72-65 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's had 16 miscues against the Hawks, but Monmouth was able to convert them into only 10 points.