St. Francis edges Columbia on Gooden’s bucket

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NEW YORK (AP)—John Gooden’s rebound basket of Jamaal Womack’s missed 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining gave St. Francis of New York a 59-57 victory over visiting Columbia on Tuesday night.

The Lions had taken a 56-55 lead on Joe Bova’s layup with 34 seconds left. Gooden then put the host Terriers (3-5) ahead 57-56 with a layup, but Jason Miller made a free throw with 21 seconds to go.

Stefan Perunicic topped the Terriers with 14 points, one more than Kayode Ayeni, who also had 11 rebounds.

Bova led the Lions (3-5) with 11 points.

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Joe Bova Joe Bova
4-8,  11 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
 St. Francis (NY)
Kayode Ayeni Kayode Ayeni
6-14,  13 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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