BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brian Parker scored 18 points with six assists, Ryan Funk added four 3-pointers and 14 points and Marist defeated Dartmouth 76-58 on Thursday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.
The Red Foxes (2-4) will face LIU Brooklyn, an 80-77 winner over Albany, in the championship game of the Samson Bracket on Friday. Dartmouth will play Albany.
Marist erased a 14-8 deficit with an 18-0 run that included 3-pointers on four consecutive possessions, including three by Funk.
The Red Foxes used 13-2 run to open the second half to take their largest lead of 20. Dartmouth got within seven with 4:27 left with an 11-2 run but didn’t score again as Marist closed with an 11-0 streak.
Funk was 4 of 6 from the arc and now has 203 3-pointers, becoming the sixth player in Marist history to reach the 200 milestone. Darius Hines added 10 points and Aleksander Dozic scored nine points with eight rebounds.
Chris Knight led the Big Green (3-4) with 16 points with Brendan Barry and Taurus Samuels scoring 11 each.