By Josh Lynch
Glenn Sanabria scored 17 points, Chauncey Hawkins added 16 points, and Jalen Jordan scored 16 points to help St. Francis Brooklyn knock off rival in LIU Brooklyn 83-76 in a Battle of Brooklyn contest on Thursday night.
A rivalry game filled with thrill and excitement from the crowd, Sanabria indeed would feed off the energy. The Terriers point guard was hot from the outside, going 5-8 from beyond the arc while also shooting 6-13 from the field.
The Terriers came out dominant in the first half to lead 37-33 into halftime, as the team would shoot 58 percent from the outside and 45 percent from the field. The Blackbirds (11-14, 5-8) would try and respond come second half, but would be hindered by their poor 3-point shooting in only going 3-10 from the outside.
Ty Flowers had 22 points and eight rebounds, Julian Batts added 18 points and Raiquon Clark would add 11 points and nine rebounds for the Blackbirds.
Hawkins was very efficient off the bench in shooting 57 percent from the field. He would only convert one 3 pointer, but would go 7-7 from the line. Jordan would have a very efficient shooting night in going 60 percent from the field and 3-4 from beyond the arc.
The win now marks the second time this season in which the Terriers have defeated the Blackbirds. On January 21, the Terriers would cruise to a 79-70 win over the Blackbirds at Steinberg Wellness Center.
The Terriers have now won 3 straight, as they look to extend their win streak against Central Connecticut at home on February 16 at 4 pm.