King, Braxton lift St. Francis (PA) past Morgan St. 80-62

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Jamaal King scored 21 points and Keith Braxton scored 19 and collected 13 rebounds and St. Francis University beat Morgan State 80-62 on Friday night.

Braxton surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career and added to his career lead in double-doubles with 25. Braxton has scored in double figures in 54 of 67 career games.

Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr. made a layup and brought Morgan State to within 21-19. The Red Flash (1-1) went on a 19-7 run with King and Braxton scoring nine of the points. Saint Francis led 42-30 at halftime. David Syfax’s layup with 9:15 reduced the Bears’ deficit to 54-52 but they never took the lead. Andre Wolford added 12 points for the Red Flash.

Saint Francis converted 22 of 33 shots from the free-throw line to 13 of 17 for the Bears.

Devonish-Prince scored 14 points and Isaiah Burke scored 11 for Morgan State (0-2).

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