by Mary Lakhan
Sunday afternoon at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, NY, the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Basketball Team defeated the Delaware State Hornets 81-62.
At the start of the contest, the Terriers took an immediate four-point lead. However, the Hornets on an impressive 21-5 took the lead away from the Terriers bringing the score to 9-21. They would take control of the first half 32-36. In the second half at 10:50, the Terriers equalized 50-50. Thereafter, they went on a 6-0 run and then a 21-2 run to take win.
Senior guard John Crosby led the Hornets with 23 points in 34 minutes. He also grabbed seven rebounds, assisted in two baskets and landed four of five free-throw shots.
Junior forward Ameer Bennett and sophomore guard John Stansbury finished with a combined 17 points. In 36 minutes, Bennett recorded 14 points, six rebounds and landed three of six free-throw shots. Stansbury finished with three points, and seven rebounds in 30 minutes.
For the Terriers, senior forward Deniz Celen recorded a double-double in 28 minutes. He finished with a high of 27 points and 11 rebounds. He also landed a perfect four shots at the free-throw line.
Freshman guard Rob Higgins finished with 17 points in 30 minutes. He recorded three rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
Graduate guard Unique McLean finished with 16 points, six rebounds, and recorded two steals in 38 minutes.
Junior guard Chauncey Hawkins tallied 14 points in 27 minutes. He grabbed two rebounds, assisted in four baskets and landed nine of 10 shots at the free-throw line.
The Terriers will be back in action in the New Year. On Thursday, January 02, the Terriers will host Fairleigh Dickinson at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, NY. Game tips off at 7:30 p.m.