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Hofstra Defeats Monmouth 96-88 - Recap

Jalen Ray went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds leading Hofstra over Monmouth, 96-88, on Tuesday at OceanFirst Bank Center.

Hofstra won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the -1.5-point spread as favorites.

Hofstra got 28 points from Tareq Coburn and another 8 points from Caleb Burgess. Vukasin Masic contributed 5 assists, while Kevin Schutte cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Monmouth got a 32-point performance from George Papas, who was supported by 24 points from Deion Hammond. Samuel Chaput had 5 assists in a losing cause for Monmouth, while Melik Martin grabbed 8 rebounds.

Hofstra was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Hofstra as they grabbed 39 boards, while Monmouth only had 21

Hofstra heads into a battle against St. Bonaventure. Monmouth, meanwhile, will have their next action against Saint Peter's.