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St. Francis rallies to beat Sacred Heart 79-78

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) Keith Braxton scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures and he added eight rebounds and eight assists as St. Francis (PA) rallied for a 79-78 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday night.

St. Francis trailed 70-66 after Koreem Ozier's layup with 3:07 remaining, but Isaiah Blackmon had a layup and Andre Wolford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer as the Red Flash (8-11, 4-4 Northeast Conference) used a late 13-2 run to get the victory. Jamaal King had 14 points, Blackmon scored 13 and Wolford 12 for St. Francis. Myles Thompson added 11 points off the bench and Randall Gaskins Jr. scored 10.

E.J. Anosike had 12 points in the first half to guide the Pioneers (8-14, 4-5) to a 42-28 lead at intermission. Wolford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to give St. Francis a 71-70 lead with 2:18 remaining. It was their first lead since 5-4. Blackmon hit two free throws with 13 seconds left to up the lead to 79-72 before Aaron Clarke hit two 3-pointers in the final eight seconds for Sacred Heart.

Freshman Koreem Ozier topped the Pioneers with 20 points. Jare'l Spellman finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots and Anoske scored 15.

St. Francis has won five straight against the Pioneers and 10 of the last 11.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Sacred Heart 8-13 423678
home team logo St. Fran.-Pa. 8-11 285179
Team Stats
away team logo Sacred Heart 8-13 79.9 PPG 41.9 RPG 14.7 APG
home team logo St. Fran.-Pa. 8-11 76.3 PPG 40.9 RPG 12.5 APG
Key Players
22
S. Hoehn 17.9 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.6 APG 47.4 FG%
13
K. Braxton 16.0 PPG 9.8 RPG 3.8 APG 45.7 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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