Hernandez, Agosto led LIU Brooklyn past St. Francis (PA)
NEW YORK (AP) Joel Hernandez scored 25 points and Jashaun Agosto had 19 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, and eight rebounds to help LIU Brooklyn beat St. Francis (PA) 83-67 on Thursday night for its fourth consecutive win.
Raiquan Clark had 12 points and 11 rebounds – his fifth double-double of the season – for LIU Brooklyn (13-13, 8-5 Northeast Conference).
Clark made layups to spark and cap an 11-4 opening run and the Blackbirds never trailed. Raul Frias hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 13-points late in the first half and a jumper by Julian Van Sauers made it 45-31 at the break.
St. Francis (13-11, 7-6) three times cut its deficit to nine points in the second half, but got no closer.
Sophomore guard Keith Braxton had his 13th double-double of the season, finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds for St. Francis. He shot 8 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.