McLean lifts St. Francis (NY) past LIU 87-77

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (AP) — Unique McLean tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds to lift St. Francis (N.Y.) to an 87-77 win over Long Island University on Tuesday night in the 45th annual Battle of Brooklyn.

St. Francis broke it open with a 14-0 run, including six points by Milija Cosic, for a 76-65 lead with 4:28 remaining.

Rob Higgins had 19 points for St. Francis (12-14, 6-8 Northeast Conference). Cosic finished with 18 points, and Chauncey Hawkins had 13 points, six rebounds and five steals.

Jermaine Jackson Jr. scored a season-high 30 points for the Sharks (12-15, 7-7). Raiquan Clark added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Ty Flowers had seven rebounds and five blocks.

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The Terriers leveled the season series against the Sharks. Long Island defeated St. Francis 69-66 on Jan. 15. St. Francis plays Bryant at home on Friday. Long Island matches up against Fairleigh Dickinson on the road on Friday.

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