Brooklyn Heights, NY – Senior forward Stefan Perunicic scored 11 of his team high 14 points in the second half to lift St. Francis (NY) to a 66-49 win over Brown at Pope Physical Education Center Thursday afternoon. The win lifts the Terriers' record to 4-8 overall, while Brown falls to 5-9 on the season.
The Bears struggled from the field, connecting on just 17 of 59 field goals (28-percent), while St. Francis shot 44-percent from the field (22 of 50), and 54-percent from behind the three-point arc (7 of 13).
Perunicic did most of his damage from behind the three-point arc, connecting on 3 of 4 treys, while knocking down 3 of 3 free throws. Akeem Johnson, Jalen Cannon and Travis Nichols added 10 points each for the Terriers, while Cannon pulled down a game high nine rebounds.
Sophomore guard Sean McGonagill, last year's Ivy League Rookie of the Year, was Brown's lone double figure scorer, tossing in a game high 19 points on five field goals, including three treys, while converting 6 of 7 free throws. He also handed out four assists. Bears' sophomore forward Dockery Walker chipped in with eight points and a team high seven rebounds.
Trailing 16-15, St. Francis out-scored the Bears 13-4 to end the half and grab a 28-20 lead at intermission. Freshman Kevin Douglas connected on a trey at the buzzer to lift the Terriers to their largest lead of the half.
The Terriers took control of the game in the opening minutes of the second half, extending their lead to 15 points, 45-30, following a trey by Brent Jones at the 11:57 mark.
St. Francis led by as many as 22 points in the second half, 64-44, when Perunicic connected on his third trey of the game with 2:51 left to play.
Brown returns to the Pizzitola Sports Center for the first game of the new year on Monday, January 2, hosting American in a 1:00 p.m. matinee start.