Long Island U. holds off St. Francis 62-53

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NEW YORK (AP)—Jaytornah Wisseh scored 21 points and Long Island University defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 62-53 on Thursday night.

The Blackbirds (9-13, 7-4 Northeast Conference) snapped a two-game skid while the Terriers (9-13, 6-5) have lost three in a row.

David Hicks added 16 points for Long Island U., going 4-for-4 from 3-point range.

The Blackbirds shot 38.8 percent (19-for-49) from the field and 39.3 percent (11-for-28) from beyond the arc.

Ricky Cadell led St. Francis with 13 points and Akeem Johnson scored 10.

Long Island U. led 34-23 at halftime and increased its lead to 18 with 13:17 to go.

The Terriers drew within 52-46 with 4:48 left. St. Francis cut the deficit to five twice, the last time with 1:04 left, but Long Island U. was 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the last 59 seconds.

The teams will play again Saturday in the annual “Battle of Brooklyn.”

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 Top Performers
 Long Island
Jaytornah Wisseh Jaytornah Wisseh
6-11,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 6 Assists
 St. Francis (NY)
Akeem Bennett Akeem Bennett
3-10,  9 Pts
11 Rebs, 6 Assists

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