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Long Island knocks off Wagner 79-64

Jan 15, 2010 - 5:14 AM NEW YORK(AP) -- David Hicks scored a career-high 19 points to lead Long Island University to a 79-64 victory over Wagner on Thursday night as the Blackbirds remained undefeated in Northeast Conference play.

Long Island (7-9, 5-0), which won its third consecutive game, built a 13-4 lead and never relinquished it, despite Wagner cutting the margin to one point on six occasions.

The Blackbirds led 33-21 with 2:12 left in the first half.

Kyle Johnson and Jaytornah Wisseh added 16 points each as the Blackbirds shot 50 percent from the field (28-for-56) and 66.7 percent from 3-point range (10-for-15).

Wisseh added eight assists.

Michael Orock led Wagner with 19 points and Clifton Spiller pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Seahawks (2-16, 0-5) held a 43-30 edge on the glass, but were hampered by 18 turnovers that Long Island converted into 32 points.