Moreno helps Terriers climb back to .500
Senior scores 18 points in 68-50 win over visiting Hartford
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Larry Moreno scored 18 points and fellow senior guard Rob Higgins added 13 Tuesday night at The ARC as St. Francis Brooklyn climbed back to .500 and remained perfect at home with a 68-50 rout of Hartford.
Moreno and Higgins finished a combined 12-of-23 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range, for the Terriers (4-4), who have gone 4-0 between the Daniel Lynch Gymnasium and their new home.
Zion Bethea had 12 points for SFC, which opened the contest with a 7-0 run and never looked back.
The Terriers will seek their first road win of the year Saturday at UMass-Lowell before returning to The ARC to take on Longwood next Tuesday afternoon.
Jacob Johnson scored 18 points, R.J. Greene had 15 and Cheikh Ndiaye added 14, but the Long Island University men’s basketball team had its season-high losing streak stretched to six games with an 84-64 loss to UMass-Lowell Monday night in Downtown Brooklyn.
The crowd of 456 at the Steinberg Wellness Center watched the Sharks (1-7) shoot 53 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, but LIU still trailed 46-32 at the break due to eight early turnovers.
Marko Maletic finished with 11 points for the Sharks, who will be back in action Saturday at No. 5 UConn in Storrs, Connecticut.
On the women’s side, the Sharks suffered a 64-55 setback to visiting Iona Monday despite a team-high 18 points from Emaia O’Brien.
Mariah Elohim added nine points for LIU, which will try to snap a season-high six-game skid of its own Saturday afternoon at Buffalo.
Losers of eight in a row, the SFC women’s squad is coming off Sunday’s 49-45 loss to Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn.
Freshman guard Tyra Myers scored 18 points, including a 4-of-7 effort from 3-point range, for the Terriers (1-8), who will try to get back in the win column for the first time since their season opener Thursday at Penn.
In local Division III action, the Brooklyn College women’s team will host No. 11 Smith College at the West Quad Gymnasium Saturday afternoon in a rematch of the teams’ second-round game in last year’s NCAA Tournament.
The Bulldogs (3-5) had won two of their previous three games, including the CUNYAC opener vs. Lehman College last Friday, before absorbing a 74-53 loss at Drew University in Madison, N.J., on Tuesday night.
Ericka James scored a team-high 17 points and reigning CUNYAC Player of the Week Gianna Gotti added eight for BC, which has won three of its first four home games.
The BC men dropped their CUNYAC opener, 71-52, to visiting Lehman last Friday, but Elisha Park produced a double-double for the Bulldogs (1-8) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
BC will be back on the hardwood Thursday at the West Quad Center, hosting Pratt Institute.
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