C. Conn. State Beats Mount St. Mary’s (Md.) 71-52

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Ken Horton scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Central Connecticut State to a 71-52 victory over Mount St. Mary’s (Md.) on Thursday night.

It was the sixth double-double of the season for Horton, who entered the game leading the Northeast Conference in scoring (18.3) and rebounding (8.3). The Blue Devils (13-7, 6-3), who are 8-1 at home this season, snapped the Mountaineers’ three-game winning streak.

Central Connecticut State shot 55.6 percent from the field (15 of 27) to take a 36-23 halftime lead. Mount St. Mary’s (7-15, 5-4) shot only 40.9 percent from the floor (9 of 22) in the first half.

The Blue Devils scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 43-23 lead on Robby Ptacek’s 3-pointer with 16:01 left.

Shemik Thompson added 16 points and Ptacek finished with 13 for the Blue Devils.

Lamar Trice led Mount St. Mary’s with 17 points.

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

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