Long Island U. 62, St. Francis, NY 53

Jaytornah Wisseh scored 21 points and Long Island University

defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 62-53 on Thursday night.

The Blackbirds (9-13, 7-4 Northeast Conference) snapped a

two-game skid while the Terriers (9-13, 6-5) have lost three in a

row.

David Hicks added 16 points for Long Island U., going 4-for-4

from 3-point range.

The Blackbirds shot 38.8 percent (19-for-49) from the field and

39.3 percent (11-for-28) from beyond the arc.

Ricky Cadell led St. Francis with 13 points and Akeem Johnson

scored 10.

Long Island U. led 34-23 at halftime and increased its lead to

18 with 13:17 to go.

The Terriers drew within 52-46 with 4:48 left. St. Francis cut

the deficit to five twice, the last time with 1:04 left, but Long

Island U. was 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the last 59

seconds.

The teams will play again Saturday in the annual “Battle of

Brooklyn.”