CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) _ Jhamar Youngblood
scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to lead Monmouth to a
59-50 victory over Wichita State tonight at the Paradise Jam.
Youngblood scored nine of his points during a 16-2 run that put
the Hawks ahead 40-33 with 8:08 left.
Monmouth (1-3) also got 17 points from Whitney Coleman and nine
from Alex Nunner.
Gal Meker led Wichita State (1-2) with 17 points and Phillip
Thomasson added 16.
The Shockers jumped out to a 12-2 lead on a driving layup by
Matt Braeuer with 13:05 to play in the first half.
But Monmouth rallied to tie the game at 18 on a Whitney Coleman
layup with 1:50 to go before halftime.
The Hawks opened the second half by taking their first lead on a
3-pointer by Youngblood that put them ahead 23-22.
After the Hawks' big run, the Shockers rallied to cut the
deficit to 42-40 on a layup by Thomasson with 4:18 to play but
could not get any closer.
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