Cobb leads Wagner past Mount St. Mary’s 66-47 in NEC opener

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EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP)Curtis Cobb III scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, as Wagner topped Mount St. Mary’s 66-47 to open Northeast Conference play on Thursday night.

Cobb scored the first five points of an 11-2 first-half run as Wagner rallied for a nine-point lead it never relinquished. Will Martinez added 11 points for Wagner (4-8). Alex Morales added nine points with six rebounds. Chase Freeman also had six rebounds for the Seahawks.

Omar Habwe scored 13 points off the bench to lead the Mountaineers (4-10). Vado Morse added 11 points with six rebounds. Malik Jefferson had 11 rebounds.

The Mountaineers were 12-for-50 shooting, the 24% being the worst mark by a Wagner opponent this season. Mount St. Mary’s scored a season-worst 24 points (6-for-26 from the field) in the second half. Mount St. Mary’s was 3-20 from distance after hitting a season-best 14 3-pointers in its previous game.

Jalen Gibbs, who led the Mountaineers in scoring coming into the contest with 12 points per game, failed to score, shooting 0-for-6. Damian Chong Qui, the Mountaineers’ second leading scorer at 11 points per game, shot only 13 percent for the game (1-for-8) for five points.

Wagner plays Sacred Heart at home on Saturday. Mount St. Mary’s matches up against Long Island-Brooklyn at home on Saturday.

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