Long Helps Mount St. Mary's Get Past St. Francis (Pa.) 78-72

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Elijah Long totaled 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Greg Alexander made four 3s and finished with 16 points, and Mount St. Mary’s overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to beat St. Francis (PA) 78-72 on Saturday.

Miles Wilson and Mawdo Sallah each tallied 13 points for the Mountaineers (7-12, 5-1 Northeast), who recorded five players in double figures. Chris Wray had 10 points.

St. Francis led 35-20 with 4:25 left in the first half, but Mount St. Mary’s ended on a 12-1 run to trail 36-32 at halftime. The Mountaineers took the lead for good when Sallah hit a jumper and layup for a 58-54 lead with 9:37 remaining.

Jamaal King’s 3-pointer on the ensuing possession cut the lead to one, but Mount St. Mary’s used an eight-point spurt to build a cushion that St. Francis couldn’t overcome.

Keith Braxton scored 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting for the Red Flash (6-11, 3-3). Jamaal King went 5 of 10 from 3-point range to finish with 23 points.

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