Needham, Fairfield pull away from Milwaukee

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by Traci Neuman

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Derek Needham scored 13 points and Amadou Sidibe had 12 points and nine rebounds as Fairfield defeated Milwaukee 62-46 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.

Maurice Barrow chipped in 10 points and three steals for Fairfield, which had 12 steals. Needham finished with seven assists, more than Milwaukee (4) managed as a team.

The Stags (6-5) took a 23-21 lead into the break after a back-and-forth first half that featured six lead changes. Milwaukee (3-7) missed 8 of 10 shots and committed three turnovers over the first nine minutes of the second half as Fairfield opened up a 43-26 advantage and began pull away.

Kyle Kelm paced the Panthers with 13 points and 14 boards.

Justin Jenkins, who had nine points, went 0 for 8 in his first seven games this year, but has made eight of his last 12 field-goal attempts over the last three contests.

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