Cent. Connecticut St. 71, St. Francis, Pa. 61

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LORETTO, Pa. (AP)—Ken Horton scored 20 points and Central Connecticut made a double-digit halftime lead stand up in a 71-61 victory over St. Francis, Pa., on Saturday.

Marcus Palmer scored 15 points, Joe Seymore 14 and Robby Ptacek 13 for Central Connecticut (8-9, 4-3 Northeast Conference), which overcame an early nine-point deficit.

Devin Sweetney led St. Francis, Pa. (4-13, 1-6) with 19 points, and Marquis Ford finished with 13 points. The Red Flash were held scoreless for a span of 7:37 in the loss.

Horton shot 11-for-14 from the line and Central Connecticut shot 53.7 percent (22-for-41) overall. The Blue Devils played without second-leading scorer Shemik Thompson, sidelined with a broken nose.

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 Top Performers
 Central Conn. St.
Ken Horton Ken Horton
4-7,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 St. Francis (PA)
Marquis Ford Marquis Ford
6-13,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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