Marist beats Saint Peter's 64-57 in MAAC tourney
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Chavaughn Lewis led Marist with 17 points, seven rebounds and 2-for-3 shooting from 3-point range as the Red Foxes dropped Saint Peter's 64-57 on Friday night in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.
Marist will face top-seeded Iona in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
The teams traded leads throughout the contest, as the Red Foxes overcame an early deficit to take a 26-21 lead at halftime, only to give the advantage back when Markese Tucker's layup put the Peacocks ahead 40-38 midway through the second half. But Lewis hit back-to-back 3s to spark an 11-0 Marist run for the win.
Darius Conley had 19 points and 13 rebounds for ninth-seeded Saint Peter's (5-26).
Updated March 2, 2012