Fairfield vs. Manhattan: Needham Has His Way with Jaspers in Close Win

Posted by Jesse Kramer on February-12-2011 Add Comments

More disappointment came to Draddy Gymnasium on Friday night. As Manhattan brought in its third highest attendance of the season, the Jaspers (4-21, 2-12 MAAC) took on first place Fairfield (19-5, 12-2 MAAC) for the second time this season. 

The two teams first met in late January. In that meeting, the Stags held off an upset bid from Manhattan, using a run in the final minute to pick up a 61-59 victory. In sum, the rematch was similar.

The game stayed close through most of the first half, but a 16-5 run from Fairfield opened up a lead for the Stags. The Stags would take a 36-27 lead into halftime.

An energetic spurt from Manhattan e...

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