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Martin scores 17 points to lead LIU Brooklyn past CCSU 67-55

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NEW YORK (AP) Gerrell Martin scored 17 points, Elvar Fridriksson chipped in 14 and LIU Brooklyn rolled to a 67-55 victory over Central Connecticut State on Thursday night.

Martin was 6 of 15 from the floor, including 5 of 12 from long range. Fridriksson finished on 5-of-11 shooting, hit three 3-pointers, and had five assists with five steals. Martin Hermannsson added 10 points and six assists and Joel Hernandez scored nine points and dished out six assists for LIU Brooklyn (8-12, 4-5 Northeast Conference).

Fridriksson scored eight of the Blackbirds last 10 points of the first half to take a 34-24 halftime lead. LIU Brooklyn opened the second on a 16-10 surge to make to make it 50-34 with 12:13 to play, and the Blackbirds led by double digits until the final 2 minutes.

Faronte Drakeford scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead CCSU (3-19, 1-8).