St. Francis (N.Y.) vs Norfolk State

Norfolk St. 85, St. Francis (NY) 79


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Rob Johnson and Jamel Fuentes scored 18 points apiece to bring Norfolk State back from a nine-point second-half deficit and beat St. Francis (N.Y.) 85-79 on Thursday night.

Brandon Goode had 13 points, Kris Brown 12 and Malcolm Hawkins 10 for Norfolk State (3-5), the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion, in its home opener.

Jalen Cannon had 16 points and nine rebounds, Akeem Johnson scored 15 and Ben Mockford 13 for St. Francis (2-3).

St. Francis led 54-45 on Cannon's layup 5:45 into the second half, but Norfolk State closed to 66-63 on Johnson's 3-pointer with 8:15 remaining.

The Spartans took a 67-66 lead on Johnson's two free throws. They pushed it to 73-70 on Fuentes' layup at 4:29 and 78-70 on Malcolm Hawkins's three-point play at 2:52. Brent Jones' 3-pointer pulled the Terriers to 83-79 with 23 seconds left, but they came no closer.

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St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers
J. Cannon, F338-130-090316
A. Johnson, F316-83-360315
B. Mockford, G334-102-204213
K. Douglas, G233-50-02047
B. Jones, G214-60-02629
D. Calloway192-40-22204
A. Isailovic111-30-02003
A. White92-60-02014
L. Ulmer81-40-02022
M. Milk52-20-11014
P. Santavenere51-20-00002
T. Nichols20-10-00000
Totals 34-645-829121879
Norfolk State Spartans
R. Johnson, F324-78-863018
B. Goode, F246-91-350313
M. Hawkins, G382-86-711110
J. Fuentes, G368-142-6610018
K. Brown, G305-111-231312
R. Gaston172-30-05014
Z. Estime103-40-01038
A. Rogers71-20-01012
K. Lila-St. Rose60-10-01000
Totals 31-5918-2634151285
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-NY16-323-12170
Robert Morris13-620-15171
Mt St Marys11-815-15188
St. Fran.-Pa.10-916-16180
Sacred Heart9-1015-17243
F. Dickinson3-158-21312

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central16-025-8127
Norfolk St.12-420-14167
Md.-E. Shore11-518-15195
Delaware St.9-718-18205
S.C. State7-911-22320
N.C. A&T6-109-23340
Coppin St.6-108-23311
Savannah St.5-119-22331
Morgan St.5-117-24337
Florida A&M2-142-27350
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UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82