Fairfield tops St. Peter’s 70-43 for 11th straight
Derek Needham scored 16 points in the Stags’ 11th straight win. Fairfield is just two wins away from matching its best streak at 13 set by the 1965-66 squad.
Fairfield (12-3, 5-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) held a 12-11 lead with 11:37 left in the first half before scoring 10 straight to make it 22-11 with 7:09 left. Five of the 10 points during the stretch came from the free-throw line with Needham making 4 of 4.
The Stags led by as many as 31, 69-38, with 3:36 to go in their 11th straight win against St. Peter’s.
Fairfield, No. 5 in the nation in scoring defense (55.5 points per game), forced 15 turnovers while allowing the Peacocks eight assists.
Jeron Belin led St. Peter’s (8-8, 3-2) with 10 points.