La Salle 65, St. Francis, Pa., 59

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Darnell Harris scored 18 points, including a key 3-point shot, and La Salle fought off a late St. Francis, Pa., rally to defeat the Red Flash 65-59 on Saturday.

Chris Berry had 14 points and Cale Nelson 12 for St. Francis (0-5), off to its worst start since the 1930-31 season.

The Explorers (2-2) led 50-42 with 7:51 left to play, but Marquis Ford sparked an 11-0 Red Flash run to earn a 53-50 lead.

St. Francis led 57-56 with 2:07 to go, but Harris sank a shot from behind the arc at the 1:30 mark, and Jerrell Williams followed with a layup 23 seconds later to secure the win.

The Explorers used two spurts to account for their 37-27 halftime lead. Trailing 12-5, they ran off 16 straight points. Then, after St. Francis closed to within 21-20, La Salle tallied nine in a row for a 30-20 lead.

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 Top Performers
 St. Francis (PA)
C. Berry C. Berry
6-14,  14 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
 La Salle
D. Harris D. Harris
6-12,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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