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St. Francis (Pa.) defeats St. Francis (N.Y) 77-63

Jan 29, 2010 - 4:20 AM LORETTO, Pa.(AP) -- Devin Sweetney scored 23 points and St. Francis (Pa.) held off St. Francis (N.Y.) 77-63 on Thursday night.

The Red Flash (6-14, 4-5 Northeast Conference) ended a two-game skid while snapping the Terriers' two-game winning streak.

The Red Flash quickly took control for a 39-21 halftime lead, but the Terriers cut the deficit to 41-35 with 15:05 to go. After the Red Flash quickly regained a 12-point advantage, the Terriers used a 15-5 spurt to pull within 52-50 with 5:56 to go.

Sorena Orandi hit a 3-pointer and Sweetney made a pair of free throws for the Red Flash, who kept at least a six-point cushion the rest of the way.

Anthony Ervin had 13 points and Chris Johnson had five steals for the Red Flash, who had a season-high 14 steals.

Ricky Cadell tied his season-high with 29 points on 9-for-14 shooting for the Terriers (9-11, 6-3) and Akeem Bennett added 20.