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Geiger guides Vandals at tourney

| December 5, 2010 8:00 PM

MOSCOW (AP) - Deremy Geiger scored 17 points and hit four 3-pointers as Idaho beat Monmouth 69-66 Saturday night in the Basketball Travelers Classic.

Luiz Toledo and Jeff Ledbetter each added 12 points for Idaho (4-3), which won its second in a row in the three-day tournament.

Monmouth (2-4) was led by Phil Wait, who came off the bench to score 13 points. James Hett added 12 points for the Hawks.

Idaho had its best shooting night of the season, making 58.1 percent from the field, including 7-of-12 from behind the 3-point line. The Vandals made 64.7 percent from outside in the second half.

Geiger had six assists while former North Idaho College standout Shawn Henderson contributed five, both career highs.

The Vandals finish the tournament tonight at 6 with a game against Eastern Michigan.

MONMOUTH, N.J. (2-4)

Campbell 3-9 0-0 7, Hett 5-10 0-0 12, Myers Keitt 4-10 0-0 10, Waite 4-8 0-0 8, DelTufo 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 2-6 0-3 6, Ware 1-1 3-4 5, Rutledge 2-5 0-0 5, Wait 6-7 1-2 13. Totals 27-58 4-9 66.

IDAHO (4-3)

Ledbetter 4-7 1-2 12, Henderson 2-5 2-4 6, Wiley 3-5 1-2 7, Toledo 5-9 2-3 12, Geiger 5-8 3-4 17, Tatum 3-3 1-1 7, Bandoumel 0-0 0-0 0, Barone 3-5 1-2 7, Madison 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 25-43 12-20 69.

Halftime_Idaho 33-25. 3-Point Goals_Monmouth, N.J. 8-26 (Hett 2-5, Myers Keitt 2-5, Davis 2-5, Rutledge 1-4, Campbell 1-5, Waite 0-1, DelTufo 0-1), Idaho 7-12 (Geiger 4-5, Ledbetter 3-5, Henderson 0-2). Fouled Out_Waite. Rebounds_Monmouth, N.J. 24 (Myers Keitt, Wait 5), Idaho 27 (Barone 8). Assists_Monmouth, N.J. 11 (Davis 6), Idaho 15 (Geiger 6). Total Fouls_Monmouth, N.J. 20, Idaho 14. A_986.

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