EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Rosel Hurley had 16 points and Deniz Celen added 15 with 10 rebounds as St. Francis Brooklyn sprinted to an early lead and then held off Mount St. Mary’s 74-67 on Saturday.
St. Francis (13-8, 5-3 Northeast Conference) built an 11-0 lead before Jalen Gibbs hit a jumper to get the Mountaineers on the scoreboard with 13:20 remaining in the first half. The Terriers continued the onslaught to take a 42-27 lead into the break.
Mount St. Mary’s gradually closed the gap to 66-58 after Vado Morse drained a 3 with 3:14 left in the game. Omar Habwe followed with another trey to cut the margin to 68-61 with 1:51 left. Jualen Gibbs drained a 3 and Morse hit another with 49 seconds left to trail 70-67. St. Francis’ Glenn Sanabria responded with two free throws and Stevan Krtinic finished the scoring with a layup.
Jalen Jordan and Krtinic finished with 15 points and Sanabria had 13 for the Terriers who have won four of their last five games.
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Morse finished with 24 points for Mount St. Mary’s (5-16, 2-6).