American U. 62, St. Francis, Pa. 52
Vlad Moldoveanu scored 24 points and American University pulled
away to a 62-52 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in both teams’
season opener Friday night.
Troy Brewer scored 12 points and Daniel Munoz added 10 for the
Eagles, who went 1-6 in out-of-conference home games last
Mislav Jukic led the Red Flash with 21 points in his first game
since Feb. 28, 2009. The senior received a medical redshirt last
season after undergoing double hip surgery.
Trailing 36-27 at halftime, American took a 42-40 lead on
Moldoveanu’s putback with 11:06 remaining. His 3-pointer on the
previous possession gave the Eagles their first tie of the
Brewer stretched the lead to four with two free throws.
Moldoveanu and Munoz later hit 3-pointers on consecutive
possessions to stretch the lead to 52-46 before Munoz connected
again on a jumper to push the margin to 10.