Bucknell handles Saint Francis 72-50

The Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Cameron Ayers scored a game-high 16 points and sank four 3-pointers as Bucknell put away Saint Francis 72-50 Saturday night.

The Bison (2-1) shot 54.4 percent from the field and were 8 of 17 on 3-point attempts. They used a 17-5 run fueled by eight points from Dom Hoffman to jump out to a 32-16 at the 8:06 mark in the first half.

Saint Francis (1-3) shot just 33.3 percent for the game and could only pull within 12 early in the second half, as Bucknell went on to lead by as many as 21 before taking their largest lead of 22 at the end of the game.

Hoffman finished with 14 points for the Bison and Chris Hass added 10. Ayers was 4 of 4 beyond the arc.

Malik Harmon paced the Red Flash with 14 points while Earl Brown had 10 along with a game-high nine rebounds.

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