Jackson’s 16 lead Duquesne over St. Francis, Pa., 99-80

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PITTSBURGH (AP)—Aaron Jackson scored 16 points and Shawn James had 11 points, five rebounds and seven blocks as Duquesne beat St. Francis (Pa.) 99-80 Friday night.

Kieron Achara added 14 points and six rebounds for Duquesne (7-3). Damian Saunders and Kojo Mensah scored 12 points apiece for the Dukes. Mensah also had a season-high 10 assists.

Devin Sweetney led St. Francis (3-8) with 18 points. Steve Profeta added 14, Chris Berry and Cale Nelson scored 11 each and Grant Suprenant had 10.

Duquesne led just 40-34 at halftime and struggled to shake loose from the Red Flash before opening a double-digit lead for good with 13:29 left on a 3-point shot by Jackson.

The win ended a three-game losing streak for Duquesne, including a 73-68 loss to No. 11 Pittsburgh on Dec. 5. The Dukes hadn’t played a game in 13 days.

James’ seven blocks gives him 50 for the season. He led the nation two seasons ago while at Northeastern.

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 St. Francis (PA)
D. Sweetney D. Sweetney
6-13,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Duquesne
D. Saunders D. Saunders
5-7,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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