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Wagner takes two from SFU

Area college basketball

NEW YORK — Elijah Ford had a career-high 31 points as Wagner won its ninth straight game, beating Saint Francis, 70-68, on Sunday in men’s basketball.

Wagner had beaten the Flash, 67-52, on Saturday.

DeLonnie Hunt had 15 points for Wagner and made a steal and layup with 55 seconds left to give Wagner a 70-66 lead. Ronell Giles Jr. made two free throws for the Red Flash. Both teams alternated missed shots and turnovers before Saint Francis missed a final desperation shot.

Ramiir Dixon-Conover had 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Red Flash (6-15, 5-12)..

SATURDAY

SAINT FRANCIS (6-14): Flagg 0-5 0-3 0, Hargis 2-5 5-6 9, Thompson 4-10 1-2 10, Dixon-Conover 3-14 3-3 9, Giles 2-9 6-6 10, Cohen 3-5 0-0 6, Harrison 0-1 4-6 4, Laskey 0-3 0-0 0, Ruggery 0-3 0-0 0, Coleman 1-1 0-0 2, McCabe 0-0 2-2 2, Labriola 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-56 21-28 52.

WAGNER (9-5): Fletcher 1-2 0-0 2, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Ford 5-7 4-5 14, Hunt 4-11 2-2 13, Morales 6-12 0-0 15, Martinez 7-11 5-5 20, Jackson 1-9 0-0 3, Mason 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 11-12 67.

Halftime–Wagner 29-17. 3-Point Goals–Saint Francis 1-17 (Thompson 1-3, Harrison 0-1, Laskey 0-2, Giles 0-3, Ruggery 0-3, Dixon-Conover 0-5), Wagner 8-21 (Hunt 3-4, Morales 3-5, Martinez 1-1, Jackson 1-9, Mason 0-2). Fouled Out–Fletcher. Rebounds–Saint Francis 35 (Cohen 8), Wagner 38 (Ford 12). Assists–Saint Francis 8 (Dixon-Conover 3), Wagner 9 (Martinez 5). Total Fouls–Saint Francis 14, Wagner 20.

SUNDAY

SAINTS FRANCIS (6-15): Flagg 3-4 0-0 6, Hargis 1-1 0-0 3, Thompson 2-11 3-4 7, Dixon-Conover 7-12 4-4 20, Giles 3-7 6-8 13, Harrison 3-5 0-0 7, Cohen 4-5 4-5 12. Totals 23-45 17-21 68.

WAGNER (10-5): Fletcher 1-2 0-0 2, Allen 0-3 0-0 0, Ford 13-19 4-4 31, Hunt 6-9 3-4 15, Morales 3-7 0-0 7, Martinez 3-9 4-4 10, Jackson 0-2 2-2 2, Mason 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 27-54 13-14 70.

Halftime–Saint Francis 38-32. 3-Point Goals–Saint Francis 5-13 (Dixon-Conover 2-3, Hargis 1-1, Harrison 1-2, Giles 1-4, Thompson 0-3), Wagner 3-13 (Ford 1-1, Morales 1-2, Mason 1-3, Allen 0-2, Hunt 0-2, Martinez 0-3). Rebounds–Saint Francis 25 (Dixon-Conover 11), Wagner 18 (Ford 7). Assists–Saint Francis 13 (Dixon-Conover 6), Wagner 12 (Martinez 4). Total Fouls–Saint Francis 15, Wagner 20.

Pitt beaten by FSU

PITTSBURGH — Raiquan Gray had 16 points and eight rebounds, and 16th-ranked Florida State beat Pittsburgh 79-72 on Saturday for its third straight win.

FLORIDA ST. (13-3): Gray 6-12 4-5 16, Osborne 3-4 6-7 12, Wilkes 2-4 0-0 6, Evans 1-4 10-12 12, Walker 0-5 0-0 0, Barnes 4-13 3-3 11, Polite 2-4 0-1 5, Koprivica 4-6 0-1 8, Calhoun 2-3 0-0 5, Ngom 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 26-58 23-29 79.

PITTSBURGH (9-9): Champagnie 7-17 7-9 21, Coulibaly 3-7 2-2 8, Horton 3-13 0-0 7, Johnson 6-13 2-3 15, Sibande 4-13 2-4 12, Odukale 3-5 2-2 8, Brown 0-0 1-2 1, Jeffress 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-68 16-22 72.

Halftime–Florida St. 39-33. 3-Point Goals–Florida St. 4-14 (Wilkes 2-4, Calhoun 1-2, Polite 1-3, Barnes 0-1, Evans 0-1, Osborne 0-1, Walker 0-2), Pittsburgh 4-17 (Sibande 2-6, Johnson 1-4, Horton 1-5, Champagnie 0-2). Rebounds–Florida St. 42 (Osborne 9), Pittsburgh 32 (Champagnie 10). Assists–Florida St. 14 (Polite 4), Pittsburgh 12 (Johnson, Odukale 3). Total Fouls–Florida St. 17, Pittsburgh 20. A–500 (12,508).

PSU women lose

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State women’s basketball team fell to Nebraska, 87-72, Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

PENN ST. (8-11): Camden 0-9 0-0 0, Beverley 4-13 1-2 11, Burke 7-15 0-0 20, Hagans 1-4 1-2 3, Marisa 7-13 4-4 21, Cash 6-15 5-11 17, Sabel 0-0 0-0 0, Donovan 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 25-70 11-19 72

NEBRASKA (11-9): Bourne 7-13 7-10 22, Cain 3-7 5-7 11, Haiby 5-11 4-4 18, Porter 0-4 0-0 0, Scoggin 7-9 0-1 18, Coley 1-3 0-0 3, Cayton 1-2 1-2 4, Brown 0-0 1-2 1, Stewart 4-5 0-0 10, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 28-54 18-26 87

Penn St. 17 17 20 18 — 72

Nebraska 15 25 30 17 — 87

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 11-32 (Camden 0-4, Beverley 2-9, Burke 6-13, Marisa 3-5, Donovan 0-1), Nebraska 13-24 (Bourne 1-2, Haiby 4-5, Porter 0-3, Scoggin 4-6, Coley 1-3, Cayton 1-2, Stewart 2-3). Assists–Penn St. 16 (Marisa 6), Nebraska 19 (Haiby 6). Fouled Out–Penn St. Burke, Cash. Rebounds–Penn St. 39 (Team 5-7), Nebraska 40 (Team 3-7). Total Fouls–Penn St. 19, Nebraska 12. A–0.

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