Johnson scores 16 to lead Long Island 84-78 over New Hampshire

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP)—Kyle Johnson scored 16 points and Long Island finished the first half and started the second with a flourish to defeat New Hampshire 84-78 Monday night.

The Blackbirds (6-3) jumped to a 9-2 lead and New Hampshire (3-6) never caught up as it lost its fifth straight.

An 11-0 run made it 25-9 before the Wildcats used a 17-7 run to pull within 34-28. But Long Island outscored the Wildcats 10-4 to finish the half ahead 44-32, then opened the second half with a 16-5 run for a 23-point lead.

New Hampshire scored the last 6 points to make it close.

Freshman Alvin Abreu had a career high 23 points for New Hampshire and Eric Gilchrese had 16.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Long Island
K. Johnson K. Johnson
6-11,  16 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 New Hampshire
A. Abreu A. Abreu
7-12,  23 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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