St. Francis, NY beats Bryant 82-66

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP)—Freshman Stefan Perunicic scored 23 points and Ricky Cadell added 17 to lead St. Francis of New York to a 82-66 win over Bryant on Wednesday night.

Perunicic connected on his first seven shots from 3-point range, finishing 7 of 9 on 3-pointers for the Terriers (10-16).

Bryant (8-20) got 20 points from Cecil Gresham and 12 points each from Peter Lambert and Adam Parzych.

The Terriers had a 39-34 halftime advantage and opened the second half with an 18-3 run. They led by as many as 24 with 8:23 left.

St. Francis connected on 14 of 24 3-pointers, while the Bulldogs struggled from long range, hitting on 6 of 27. Bryant shot 33.9 percent overall in the loss.

The Bulldogs are in the first year of a four-year transition to Division I. They will become members of the Northeast Conference starting in 2012.

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