November 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Jerome Frink had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead LIU Brooklyn to an 84-79 victory over Maine on Thursday night.

Fink shot 9 of 11 from the floor. Martin Hermannsson scored 23 points and Aakim Saintil chipped in 12 for the Blackbirds (2-0). Nura Zanna added 8 points with 11 rebounds.

Aaron Calixte had 18 points to lead Maine (0-2). Kevin Little scored 15 points and had five assists, Devine Eke had 14 points, and Issac Vann added 11.

Saintil made a layup and 3-pointer during a 9-2 spurt to give the Blackbirds a 61-55 lead. Vann made a 3-pointer, Eke a dunk, and Little added 5 points and the Bears pulled to 68-67 with four minutes left. Zanna made a layup and Little missed a 3-pointer with three minutes left.

Hermannsson made a layup, Frink a dunk, and the two combined for 10-of-12 shooting from the line to seal it.

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