Quinnipiac beats St. Francis 77-65

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP)—James Johnson and Justin Rutty scored 17 points apiece, and Jonathan Cruz tallied a double-double, leading Quinnipiac over St. Francis (N.Y.) 77-65 on Thursday night.

Cruz scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Bobcats (17-7, 11-2 Northeast Conference), who have won three in a row and 10 of their last 11 games.

The Bobcats shot 35.7 percent from beyond the arc (5-for-14) compared to a 20.8 mark (5-for-24) for the Terriers. Quinnipiac also won the battle of the boards with a 36-21 advantage.

St. Francis jumped out to a 16-9 lead, but Rutty’s layup sparked a 34-13 run until halftime and the Bobcats never trailed again. They led by 14 at halftime and held on despite being outscored 36-34 by St. Francis in the second.

Akeem Bennett and Akeem Johnson scored 14 points apiece for the Terriers (10-14, 7-6).

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 St. Francis (NY)
Akeem Bennett Akeem Bennett
3-9,  14 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists
Jonathan Cruz Jonathan Cruz
7-9,  16 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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