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Fairleigh Dickinson defeats Central Michigan 62-53

Nov 22, 2009 - 3:19 AM TEANECK, N.J.(AP) -- Alvin Mofunanya scored 22 points to lead Fairleigh Dickinson to a 62-53 win over Central Michigan on Saturday night.

Mofunanya also added nine rebounds and six blocks for the Knights (1-2), and Sean Baptiste chipped in with 18 points.

Fairleigh Dickinson took a 10-point lead midway through the first half after Baptiste hit a 3-pointer with 11:37 remaining to make the score 19-9. Two free throws from Terence Grier with 41 seconds left in the half pushed the lead to 35-21, and the Knights held a 35-23 lead at halftime.

Central Michigan never got closer than five points throughout the second half.

The Chippewas (2-2) were paced by Robbie Harman, who finished with 13 points and six assists.

Fairleigh Dickinson shot 38.1 percent from the field (16-for-42), while the Chippewas shot 32.3 percent (20-for-62).