Frias leads LIU Brooklyn in 74-58 defeat of Saint Peter’s
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Raul Frias scored a career-high 21 points, shooting 7 for 9 from behind the 3-point arc, Raiquan Clark added 16 points with a career-high 15 rebounds plus two steals and two blocks and LIU Brooklyn broke away after halftime to defeat Saint Peter’s 74-58 on Saturday.
The Blackbirds (5-4), who had lost four of their previous five games, battled with Saint Peter’s through seven lead changes in a first half that ended 34-34.
After the break, LIU Brooklyn opened on an 11-5 run with two steals and three 3-poiners — including back-to-back treys from Frias — to lead 45-39 at the first media timeout. The Peacocks (2-7) came as close as 48-44 on a Dallas Watson 3, but were not able to get closer as the Blackbirds steadily widened their lead.
Ty Flowers added 15 points and seven rebounds, Julius Van Sauers 13 points and two steals for LIU Brooklyn.
KC Ndefo led with 15 points and Watson added 11, but the Peacocks, after shooting 54 percent in the first half, made just 9 of 29 in the second.