WRITTEN BY PATRICK MCCORMACK
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men’s basketball team held on to beat the Oakland Golden Grizzles 68-62, in the Consolation game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational Mainland Tournament, held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Jalen Cannon’s, who had a career high 22 points and nine rebounds, layup with 33 seconds left in the second half gave the Terriers lead for good in the victory.
“We rebounded and guarded them well the whole game,” Cannon commented. “We kept our composer and we ran play that I ended up going to the offensive glass went up with I and was able to get the ball in and a foul.”
Brent Jones picked up his first career double, 11 points and 10 assists, the win.
Oakland started the game on an 8-3 run. With the score 12-9,the Terriers went on an 11-0 run to gain the lead.
Later in the half, Cannon hit a layup to give SFBK their biggest lead of the game of twelve,29-17.
Oakland senior Travis Bader, who led all scorers with 30 points, hit a three to make it 29-20.
Going into the half it was 29-20 Terriers.
The Golden Grizzles started the second half on a 7-0 run to cut the Terrier lead to two, 29-27.
Oakland would cut it to one,32-31,when Kahlil Felder hit a layup.
SFBK opened a 47-38 lead, but Bader responded with six straight points to make it 47-44.
With the Terriers ahead 60-52 with 3:09 left in regulation, the Golden Grizzles went on an 8-0 run to knot the game at 60.
But the Terriers outscored Oakland 8-2 in the final 1:45 to secure the victory.
SFBK broke their three game losing streak in the win.
The Terriers return home on November 27,2013 at 2:00 p.m., when they host the Mount St. Vincent Dolphins at the Pope Physical Education Center.