Mount St. Mary's holds off St. Francis (NY) 88-82

The Associated Press

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Julian Norfleet scored 24 points and Rashad Whack added 18 more as Mount St. Mary's held off St. Francis (NY) in an 88-82 win Saturday.

The Mountaineers (5-10, 1-1 Northeast Conference) never trailed in the game and led by as much as 14 midway through the second half on a Byron Ashe layup that made it 68-54.

Ashe contributed 16 points and Sam Prescott had 13 for Mount St. Mary's, which shot 49 percent from the field and hit 20 of its 23 attempts from the foul line.

St. Francis (10-7, 1-1 NEC) surged in the closing minutes with an 11-6 burst capped by a Ben Mockford 3-pointer to draw within four points, 86-82, with 22 seconds to go before the Mountaineers put the game away from the foul line.

Jalen Cannon led the Terriers with 25 points, while Anthony White had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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