Merrimack beats Wagner to earn first NEC win of the season
NEW YORK — Jordan Minor scored 16 points as Merrimack beat Wagner 58-48 on Saturday.
Minor also had 10 rebounds for the Warriors (3-13, 1-1 Northeastern). Minor recorded his fifth double-double of the season. Ziggy Reid was 2 of 3 shooting and 7 of 12 from the free-throw line to add 13 points. Jordan McKoy was 2 of 2 shooting and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to finish with nine points.
Brandon Brown led the Seahawks (8-5, 1-1) in scoring, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds. Delonnie Hunt added 11 points for Wagner. In addition, Zaire Williams had six points and four steals.
After Wagner jumped out to a 6-0 lead, the Warriors answered with a 15-0 run to take the lead on their way to a 32-20 halftime advantage.
Merrimack shot 50 percent (7 for 14) from long range. The Warriors also had a whopping 42 attempts from the free-throw line and scored 31 points from the charity stripe. Jordan Derkack went a perfect 6-6 from the line.
The win on Saturday was Merrimack’s first win of the season over a D-I opponent. Merrimack improved to 3-13 on the year (1-1 in the NEC). Wagner fell to 8-5 (1-1 in the NEC).
Both teams play again on Thursday. Merrimack hosts Sacred Heart and Wagner travels to play Stonehill.
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