NEW YORK (AP) — Damian Chong Qui sank four free throws in the last 18 seconds and Mount St. Mary’s fended off Long Island University 67-63 Thursday night.

LIU’s Jermaine Jackson twice in the final minute knocked down 3-pointers that pulled the Sharks to within a pair but couldn’t get closer.

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Chong Qui scored 13 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, and dished nine assists while Nana Opoku and Jalen Gibbs each scored 15 for the Mountaineers (10-13, 6-4 Northeast Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Malik Jefferson added 11 points.

Raiquan Clark led the Sharks (10-13, 5-5) with 20 points, Jackson and Tyrn Flowers added 15 each. Flowers, with nine rebounds, just missed a 12th double-double this season.

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Mount St. Mary’s opened Northeast Conference play with a double-overtime 82-73 defeat of LIU Jan. 4.

St. Mary’s faces St. Francis (NY) on the road on Saturday. Long Island-Brooklyn faces Merrimack at home on Saturday.

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