Poughkeepsie, NY (Sports Network) - Chavaughn Lewis tallied 19 points and Adam Kemp pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds to lift the Marist Red Foxes to a 59-48 decision over the Saint Peter's Peacocks in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at McCann Arena.
Isaiah Morton added 10 points on perfect 3-of-3 shooting from the floor as Marist (5-14, 2-6 MAAC) ended an eight-game losing slide. Lewis also grabbed nine boards and swiped five steals in the victory.
Darius Conley paced the Peacocks (6-12, 1-7) with 16 points and nine rebounds while Yvon Raymond produced 10 points and five steals. The setback was the sixth in a row for SPC.
Lewis knocked down a jumper just over a minute after tip-off to net the first points of the contest and the Red Foxes led the rest of the way. Marist took a 27-17 lead into halftime after it knocked down 46.2 percent of its field goal attempts and limited the visitors to 25.9 percent shooting from the floor.
SPC had the same field goal percentage in the second period, but it sank 15- of-21 at the charity stripe to stay competitive after the break. The Red Foxes coasted to the win by hitting 50 percent of their field goal tries over the final 20 minutes of play.
Marist enjoyed a sizeable, 43-30 edge in the rebounding battle to overcome its 9-of-18 showing at the free throw line.