Terriers sweep a doubleheader in Brooklyn

Ben Mockford hit seven threes on Saturday to lead the Terriers to a close victory over Sacred Heart. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Ben Mockford hit seven threes on Saturday to lead the Terriers to a close victory over Sacred Heart. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

The St. Francis Terriers swept a doubleheader in Brooklyn on Saturday when the women’s team beat Sacred Heart 69-49 in the afternoon and then the men’s team beat Sacred Heart 74-71 later that evening.

The women’s game was never really close as the Terriers grabbed a 10 point lead by halftime and led by as much as 28 points before they eventually won by 20. The closest Sacred Heart came to in the second half was within eight when it trailed 40-32, but Leah Fechko hit a three, Jaymee Veney hit a pair of shots, and Eilidh Simpson hit a layup in the paint to quickly turn that eight-point lead into a 17-point lead.

Simpson led the Terriers with 19 points and six assists, Veney had 10 and eight rebounds, Fechko had nine points, four assists and four rebounds, and Jessica Kaufman had eight points, four rebounds and two blocks.

The men’s game was significantly closer as there were eight different lead changes and the two teams were tied at 68-68 with 2:17 to play. Ben Mockford hit a three to put them up by the same score, Amdy Fall hit a layup to go up by four and Brent Jones hit a free throw in the final second to finish it off.

Mockford had seven three-pointers and led the Terriers with 23 points, Jalen Cannon had 16 points, Jones had five points with 11 assists and Anthony White had nine points and four rebounds.

It’s a quick turnaround for the women, who are now 13-4 overall and 4-2 in Northeast Conference play, as they will face Bryant University on Monday. The men, now 12-7 overall and 3-1 in NEC play, are not back in action until Thursday when they head to Jersey to take on Fairleigh Dickinson.


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