St. Francis (Pa.) vs Central Connecticut State

CCSU 69, St. Francis (Pa.) 58


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Kyle Vinales scored 27 points Thursday night as St. Francis (Pa.) beat Central Connecticut State 69-58 in a Northeast Conference game.

The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Blue Devils (6-7, 3-0).

Vinales scored 20 points in the first half, including four 3-pointers. But no teammate had more than four points and the Blue Devils trailed 33-32 at intermission. From then on, Vinales got plenty of help from Robby Ptacek, who scored 15 points, and Ken Horton's double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds).

The Red Flash (3-11, 2-1) led by as many as seven points the second half. But Vinales, Ptacek and Horton helped Central Connecticut take a 13-point lead, 64-51. The Blue Devils coasted home.

Scott Eatherton scored 24 points for St. Francis, 12 in each half. He grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double. Teammate Anthony Ervin scored 11 points.

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St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash
S. Eatherton, F3510-124-6120424
T. Peters, F251-40-03013
J. Taylor, F172-30-03154
A. Ervin, G404-152-284311
S. Whyatt, G161-50-00042
K. Ritter322-62-60236
O. Jackson263-70-14158
S. Stanley50-00-22000
E. Brown40-00-00000
Totals 23-528-173882558
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
K. Horton, F393-105-6101111
J. Efese, F101-20-00122
K. Vinales, G388-137-832327
R. Ptacek, G364-107-843315
M. McMillan, G280-10-22230
T. Allen152-40-04024
D. Simmons152-22-66136
S. Mickell80-22-20012
D. Speech61-20-00022
A. Burbage50-10-00000
Totals 21-4723-3230102069
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Sacred Heart2-145-26
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