January 18, 2015

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) Brent Jones scored 20 points but missed his last runner, which Chris Hooper put back as he fell to the floor at the buzzer to give St. Francis (N.Y.) a 60-59 win over St. Francis (Pa.) in a Northeast Conference battle for first place on Sunday.

Greg Brown put the Red Flash (10-7, 4-2) in front with two free throws at seven seconds. The dramatic play kept the Terriers (11-8, 5-1) tied with Bryant atop the league standings.

The game was close throughout until St. Francis (N.Y.) surged to a 50-39 lead on a Jones 3-pointer. He was in the midst of scoring 13 straight points for the Terriers.

The Red Flash stormed back and Ollie Jackson's layup capped a 9-0 run for a 53-52 lead for 3:27 left.

The teams scored on four straight possessions, with a Brown jumper tying the game at 57 with 45 seconds left. Hooper made one of two free throws at 17 seconds.

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