St. Francis (Pa.) beats Sacred Heart 70-68 with late shot

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Keith Braxton scored 23 points that included a layup with 1.6 seconds remaining as St. Francis (Pa.) beat Sacred Heart 70-68 on Thursday night.

Sacred Heart’s Aaron Clarke hit a corner 3 that tied the game 68-all with 29.6 to play.

Braxton was 10 of 17 from the floor. Isaiah Blackmon added 14 points, and Myles Thompson had nine points and nine rebounds for the Red Flash (15-8, 8-4 Northeast Conference).

Koreem Ozier scored 16 points to lead Sacred Heart (14-10, 7-4), which had its four-game win streak snapped. Kinnon LaRose had 14 points and E.J. Anosike added 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Clarke finished with nine points.

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The Red Flash improve to 2-0 against the Pioneers this season. St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Sacred Heart 72-65 on Jan. 18. St. Francis (Pa.) faces Wagner on the road on Saturday. Sacred Heart plays Robert Morris at home on Saturday.

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