Long Island holds off winless Bryant 62-46

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NEW YORK (AP)—Jamal Olasewere scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double and Long Island University held off winless Bryant 62-46 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

The game was the first official league contest for the Bulldogs (0-7) and will count in the standings, although Bryant is ineligible for the postseason until 2012-13.

The Blackbirds (3-3) used a 16-3 run early in the second half to build a 48-31 lead, sparked by back-to-back layups by Kenny Onyechi, who also scored 13 points.

Bryant, playing without leading scorer Cecil Gresham, who was sidelined by a knee injury, scored just one field goal in the first 8:26 of the second half.

Jaytornah Wisseh added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Long Island.

Vlad Kondratyev had a career-high 15 points, 11 in the first half, and Papa Lo had nine blocks for the Bulldogs.

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Vlad Kondratyev Vlad Kondratyev
6-12,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Long Island
Jamal Olasewere Jamal Olasewere
6-9,  13 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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