- Associated Press - Saturday, December 31, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Keith Braxton had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Isaiah Blackmon added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and St. Francis (Pa.) beat Sacred Heart 87-67 on Saturday.

Georgios Angelou added a career-high 16 points for the Red Flash (4-9, 1-1 Northeast Conference), who had an 8-0 run to lead by 18 early in the second half.

Quincy McKnight’s layup cut the deficit to 50-34 and the Pioneers (5-10, 0-2) got no closer the rest of the way.

Josh Nebo had two blocks to get to 78 for his career, passing Lou Schmitt (1980-84, 77 blocks) to become fourth all-time at St. Francis.

Charles Tucker Jr. had 19 points and nine assists for Sacred Heart and Chris Robinson add 10 points. Tucker was 3 of 5 from 3-point range and the rest of the Pioneers made 3 of 16 from the arc.

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