Central Connecticut State vs St. Francis (Pa.)

CCSU 65, St. Francis (Pa.) 60

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LORETTO, Pa. (AP) - Robby Ptacek scored 22 points, grabbed seven boards and had two steals as Central Connecticut State beat St. Francis (Pa.) 65-60 on Thursday night.

CCSU (11-14, 8-7 Northeast Conference) held an early 18-8 lead but the Red Flash used a 17-3 run to go ahead 25-21 with 5:11 left in the first half.

The teams battled through two ties and four lead changes in the second half before a Kyle Vinales 3-pointer sparked a 7-0 run, giving the Blue Devils a 57-49 lead with 4:43 remaining.

Vinales had a trey and two assists during the spurt.

Despite shooting 50 percent (7 of 14) from the free-throw line, the Blue Devils were 25 of 56 from the field, including 6 of 13 from deep.

Earl Brown led St. Francis (5-21, 4-11) with 19 points and 10 boards but the Red Flash struggled from deep, hitting only 2 of 18 3-point attempts.

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Scoreboard
Central Connecticut State (11-14) «313465
St. Francis (Pa.) (5-21)342660

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Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
D. Simmons, F243-40-12136
T. Allen, F172-40-01014
R. Ptacek, G388-172-372322
K. Vinales, G385-130-003011
M. McMillan, G180-02-23622
K. Horton283-92-39029
D. Speech162-20-03304
J. Efese121-33-74015
S. Mickell70-30-00000
A. Burbage21-10-00112
Totals 25-569-1633161365
 44.6%56.3% 
St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash
S. Eatherton, F356-80-093212
E. Brown, F347-105-5102319
K. Ritter, F233-42-31248
A. Ervin, G376-152-250116
S. Whyatt, G352-91-22525
O. Jackson180-70-02110
T. Peters90-00-00000
S. Stanley50-10-01010
J. Taylor40-10-00100
Totals 24-5510-1234141460
 43.6%83.3% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wagner0-03-182
F. Dickinson0-03-2110
St. Fran.-Pa.0-02-2236
CCSU0-02-3133
LIU-Brooklyn0-02-3183
Mt St Marys0-02-3182
Sacred Heart0-02-3320
St. Fran.-NY0-01-2216
Robert Morris0-01-328
Bryant0-00-4208
 
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