LORETTO, Pa. (AP) Isaiah Blackmon scored 24 points shooting 9 for 13 and Keith Braxton scored 22 shooting 7 for 9 and grabbed 10 rebounds and St. Francis thumped Bryant 100-78 in an opening round game in the Northeast Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
Adam Grant's 3-pointer tied the game at 18 nine minutes in. Blackmon responded with a quick layup, and St. Francis (15-15) went on to outscore Bryant 28-14 - which included an 11-0 run - and ended the half shooting 58 percent and led a 48-32 at intermission.
St. Francis started the second half with a 16-7 run, and Braxton's 3-pointer and another Blackmon layup made it 64-39 with 13:41 left and the Red Flash cruised from there. Georgios Angelou added 13 points and Josh Nebo grabbed 14 rebounds. The Red Flash shot 61 percent (37 of 61).