Chong Qui, Mount St. Mary’s turn aside LIU 67-63
NEW YORK (AP) — Damian Chong Qui sank four free throws in the last 18 seconds and Mount St. Mary’s fended off Long Island University 67-63 Thursday night.
Chong Qui scored 13 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, and dished nine assists while Nana Opoku and Jalen Gibbs each scored 15 for the Mountaineers (10-13, 6-4 Northeast Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Malik Jefferson added 11 points.
Raiquan Clark led the Sharks (10-13, 5-5) with 20 points, Jackson and Tyrn Flowers added 15 each. Flowers, with nine rebounds, just missed a 12th double-double this season.
Mount St. Mary’s opened Northeast Conference play with a double-overtime 82-73 defeat of LIU Jan. 4.
St. Mary’s faces St. Francis (NY) on the road on Saturday. Long Island-Brooklyn faces Merrimack at home on Saturday.