CLINTON, SC – The St. Francis Brooklyn men's basketball team (4-3) continued to show its grit with a 90-86 victory over Presbyterian (3-4) on the road in Clinton, SC on Wednesday night. The road win marks the third in a row for the Terriers who've been away from home for six-straight games.
The Terriers received career-high scoring outputs from three players en route to their fourth victory of the season. Sophomore guard Chauncey Hawkins continued to display his prowess off the bench as he poured in a career-high 27 points to lead the way for the Terriers.
St. Francis Brooklyn shot at a high clip in the first half as it took a 42-41 lead into halftime. The Terriers shot 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the field in the opening frame and converted four threes. The guys from Remsen Street came out in the second half with the same energy they exuberated in the first. The Terriers scored 48 points in the second half on 48.5 percent shooting (16-of-33). The 48 points in the second are the most points in a single half that the Terriers have scored all season.
Down the stretch of the game, the Terriers went up by as many as nine points and led 73-64. Presbyterian went on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to three with 5:00 minutes to play. After weathering the Blue Hose's storm, the Terriers' received buckets from Hawkins and senior guard Keon Williams. After made threes by both Williams and Hawkins, the Terriers were able to seal the win with clutch free-throws.