St. Peter's routs Marist 85-53
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Wesley Jenkins scored 16 points and Darius Conley had a double-double to lead St. Peter's in an 85-53 rout of Marist on Thursday night.
Jenkins was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers, leading the Peacocks from behind the arc. St. Peter's (12-9, 7-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) was 10 of 20 from long range.
Conley had 10 points and 16 rebounds, Ryan Bacon added 15 points and four blocks and Jeron Belin had 14 points for the Peacocks.
St. Peter's took a 9-7 lead early and then scored 12 straight to lead 21-7 on Belin's layup with 14:07 left in the first half. The Peacocks led by as many as 36, 85-49, on Kelsey Grant's layup with 1:08 to play.
St. Peter's scored 22 points off 16 turnovers and outscored the Red Foxes 42-18 in the paint.
Devin Price scored 14 points to lead Marist (4-18, 3-7), which lost its fifth straight.