St. Francis (of Brooklyn, N.Y.) used a pair of threes in the final minute to take a 90-86 win over the Presbyterian men’s basketball team on Wednesday night at Templeton Center.
Francois Lewisled the Blue Hose with 35 points, going 12-of-17 from the floor and connecting on four of five three-pointers.
St. Francis took an early 7-3 lead in the opening four minutes of the game before PC responded to take a 10-9 lead with 15:28 to go in the first half. The two teams stayed tight throughout the first half as the Terriers took their largest lead of the first half with 12:37 to go at 19-12 after an eight-point burst. The Blue Hose continued to battle back as they cut the lead back to 21-20 on a Chris Martin three-point play with 10:55 to go in the half.
The teams continued to keep it even over the next several minutes with PC taking a six-point lead on two occasions with the second of those coming at 41-35 with 1:56 to play. The Terriers closed on a 7-0 run to take a one-point lead, 42-41 to the half.
The game was knotted at 81 before St. Francis buried a three pointer with 1:15 to go.
Chancey Hawkins paced the Terriers with 27 points and five assists.
Corey Hightower surpassed his career-high for rebounds with 11. Davon Bell had 11 assists.
PC dropped to 3-4, while St. Francis-Brooklyn improved to 4-3.
The Blue Hose travel to Greensboro for a Saturday afternoon matchup with the N.C. A&T. The game with the Aggies is set for a 4 p.m. tipoff from the Corbett Sports Center.