The St. Francis Terriers were riding a two-game losing streak, but thanks to a career-high 28 points from Brent Jones they would snap that streak with a 83-78 victory over Sacred Heart at the Pitt Center in Connecticut on Wednesday night.
Jones, a Brooklyn native, is extremely hot right now. He set a career high with 20 points against Bryant last Saturday and then he shattered that with 28 points, eight assists and four rebounds on Wednesday. He’s averaged 12.7 points and 9.1 assists per game since the Terriers played LIU Brooklyn on Jan. 9. Jones’ 64 assists during conference play leads the Northeast Conference.
Jalen Cannon had his usual night, 21 points with five rebounds, two assists and a steal, and Ben Mockford pitched in with 10 points. The Terriers also got nine blocks as a group, four from Amdy Fall, two each from Lowell Ulmer and Matt Milk and another from Sheldon Hagigal of all people.
The Terriers never trailed in this game. Milk hit a jumper early to go up 2-0, Cannon had a layup to go up 4-2 and it was 24-11 with 10:48 to go in the first half after Hagigal hit a pair from the line.
The closest that Sacred Heart got late was within four when Evan Kelley hit a free throw to make it 71-67 with 1:10 left. The Terriers hit all of their free throws in the final minute, 12-for-12, to come away with the victory.