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Monmouth vs St. Francis (N.Y.)

Monmouth (NJ) 71, St. Francis (NY) 67

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NEW YORK (AP) - Jesse Steele scored 20 points, including nine in a row during a second-half comeback that lifted Monmouth (N.J.) to a 71-67 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday night in a Northeast Conference game.

Two free throws by Steele put the Hawks (7-11, 2-3) ahead to stay, 46-44, after they trailed 33-26 at halftime and 41-35 with 15:24 remaining. The senior guard added a layup for a four-point lead, hit a jumper after a St. Francis free throw, then sank a 3-pointer to make it 53-45 with 9:45 left.

Monmouth's lead reached 59-47 at the 7:45 mark on Khalil Brown's dunk, but the Terriers (7-9, 3-2) rallied to within 70-67 on Travis Nichols' 3-pointer at the 10-second mark. Dion Nesbitt added a free throw for Monmouth's final margin.

Ben Mockford scored 15 points, Akeem Johnson 14 and Jalen Cannon 13 for St. Francis.

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K. Brown, F252-52-21336
T. O'Garro, F244-40-27048
J. Steele, G346-137-853120
S. Spinella, G333-63-45229
D. Nesmith, G262-81-26135
M. Ware193-61-32027
C. White182-32-23108
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A. Johnson, C286-82-364414
B. Mockford, G334-103-631415
A. Isailovic, G262-60-03126
B. Jones, G191-81-21233
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T. Nichols142-82-33038
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M. Milk81-30-02002
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