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Mt. St. Mary’s (Md.) Tops St. Francis (Pa.) 63-56

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EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Lamar Trice scored 18 points and DannyThompson added his first career double-double to lead Mount St. Mary’s to a 63-56 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Thursday night.

In a game of dueling losing streaks, Mount St. Mary’s ended its eight-game skid while extending Saint Francis’ to 10.

Mount St. Mary’s (4-12, 2-1 Northeast Conference) raced to a 19-point, first-half lead. Julian Norfleet’s free throw with 2:22 left in the half gave the Mountaineers their biggest advantage, 36-17, before the Red Flash (2-12, 0-3) rallied.

Down 37-22 at the half, the Red Flash cut the deficit to 53-50 on an Anthony Ervin jumper with 50 seconds left. Thompson, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds, answered with a dunk with 35 seconds left. Josh Castellanos also had 10 points for the Mountaineers.

Mislav Jukic paced Saint Francis with 19 points and Umar Shannon added 16.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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