Quinnipiac vs St. Francis (N.Y.)

Quinnipiac 80, St. Francis (NY) 72

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - James Johnson scored 22 points and Ike Azotam posted a double-double as Quinnipiac defeated St. Francis (NY) 80-72 Thursday night in a Northeast Conference tournament quarterfinal.

The Bobcats (18-12) will play top-seeded LIU Brooklyn (22-8), the tournament host, in Sunday's semifinals.

With the score tied 23-23, Quinnipiac closed the half on an 18-8 run in which five different players scored. But in the second half, St. Francis rallied behind Brent Jones (21 points), Ben Mockford (17) and Stefan Perunicic (11).

The Terriers drew within a point, 49-48, on two free throws and a 3-pointer by Perunicic. But Quinnipiac went on a 9-0 run to take a 10-point lead and was never threatened.

Zaid Hearst scored 14 points for Quinnipiac, 12 coming on treys. Garvey Young added nine.

For St. Francis, Travis Nichols scored 12 points. The Terriers (15-15) hit 21 of 57 from the field to Quinnipiac's 28 of 67.

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Quinnipiac (18-12) «413980
St. Francis (N.Y.) (15-15)314172

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Quinnipiac Bobcats
I. Azotam, F357-161-1120515
O. Drame, F131-20-05242
J. Johnson, G374-1412-1786122
Z. Hearst, G305-111-442214
D. Johnson, G173-51-32448
G. Young314-91-14139
J. Jackson292-81-54135
E. Conti52-20-02005
A. Jackson30-00-01000
Totals 28-6717-3148162280
 41.8%54.8% 
St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers
S. Perunicic, F323-102-212511
J. Cannon, F311-42-511034
A. Johnson, F191-31-23003
B. Mockford, G335-142-501217
B. Jones, G325-1510-1425321
T. Nichols194-62-260412
J. Newton160-00-01250
M. Milk101-20-03022
P. Santavenere51-10-01122
K. Douglas30-20-01000
Totals 21-5719-3036112672
 36.8%63.3% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wagner13-523-11184
F. Dickinson11-718-15204
St. Fran.-NY11-715-17275
Sacred Heart11-712-18258
Mt St Marys10-814-19245
LIU-Brooklyn9-916-15254
St. Fran.-Pa.9-913-17266
Robert Morris8-1010-22291
Bryant5-138-23320
CCSU3-154-25351
 
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