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Mount St. Mary’s Beats St. Francis Brooklyn 73-65

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EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Julian Norfleet scored 25 points to lead Mount St. Mary’s to its sixth straight home win, beating St. Francis Brooklyn 72-65 Saturday.

Shivaughn Wiggins added 11 and Raven Barber 10 for Mount St. Mary’s (14-13, 9-7 Northeast Conference), which won despite 29 points on six 3-pointers from St. Francis Brooklyn’s Ben Mockford.

Mount St. Mary’s had pulled ahead by 12, 53-41, on Norfleet’s jumper 7 minutes into the second half. St. Francis (11-16, 7-9), however, clawed back to within 62-59 on a Mockford 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining.

Norfleet answered with two free throws and St. Francis Brooklyn did not score again until Mockford’s three free throws at the 18-second mark. By then, the Mountaineers had built a commanding 70-60 lead.

Mount St. Mary’s made 23 of 30 free throws, compared to 10 of 14 for St. Francis Brooklyn, and scored 17 points off 15 turnovers.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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