Allen leads Long Island to 95-83 victory over Texas Pan-American

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ORLANDO (AP)—Kellen Allen posted 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting as Long Island advanced to the title game of the University of Central Florida Holiday Classic with a 95-83 win over Texas-Pan American on Sunday.

Long Island (9-3) finished with six players in double-figures, while UTPA (7-10) was paced by Paul Stoll’s career-high 24 points. The victory extended Long Island’s winning streak to five games.

Early in the first half, UTPA secured a 9-0 run over a span of 5:14 to take a 22-17 lead. Long Island responded by scoring 11 unanswered points en route to entering the break with a slim 35-34 edge.

Long Island drained its first six 3-pointers in the second stanza to jump out to a 59-46 cushion. The Blackbirds then cruised the rest of the way for the 12-point triumph.

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 Top Performers
 Texas Pan Amer.
P. Stoll P. Stoll
5-8,  24 Pts
0 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Long Island
K. Allen K. Allen
9-10,  22 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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