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St. Francis (Pa.) vs Niagara

Niagara 86, St. Francis (Pa.) 69

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NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) - Antoine Mason led four Niagara players in double figures as the Purple Eagles defeated St. Francis (Pa.) 86-69 Tuesday.

Juan'ya Green scored 17 points, T.J. Cline had 15 and Ameen Tanksley added 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds for Niagara.

The Purple Eagles (1-1) led 8-5 before St. Francis' Ollie Jackson knocked down a 3-pointer to even the score 8-all.

Niagara then made six of its next eight shots to take a 21-9 lead with 8:48 left in the first half. Cline capped the run with back-to-back layups and Mason converted two free throws at the end of the period to give the Purple Eagles a 45-25 halftime lead.

St. Francis (0-2) cut the deficit to 12, 64-52, in the second half but Green scored five straight points and Mason sank a jumper to seal the win.

Stephon Whyatt led St. Francis with 23 points and Jackson added 15.

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St. Francis (Pa.) (0-2)244569
Niagara (1-1) «454186

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St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash
E. Brown, F100-11-20011
R. Drinnon, F60-10-01010
O. Jackson, G386-140-071215
U. Shannon, G323-132-64248
G. Brown, G142-50-01014
S. Whyatt288-124-631023
K. Ritter252-51-31136
S. Mosley222-44-67118
S. Stanley130-11-25031
D. Major50-00-00000
A. Ervin40-10-00000
B. Millaud-Meunier31-10-00003
Totals 24-5813-253461669
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J. Thomas, F174-40-18038
J. Green, G375-104-525117
A. Mason, G3610-163-444125
A. Tanksley, G284-102-290312
M. Jordan, G250-70-00230
T. Cline256-80-270315
T. McCall162-40-02224
M. Lemmons81-20-04032
S. Gillette60-13-43103
S. Jones20-00-00010
Totals 32-6212-1845142086
 51.6%66.7% 
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