St. Francis (Pa.) holds off Bucknell 68-67
LORETTO, Pa. (AP)—Will Felder scored a career-high 21 points and had nine rebounds to lead St. Francis (Pa.) to a 68-67 victory over Bucknell on Saturday night.
The Red Flash (2-2) built a five-point lead with 2 minutes left and held off the Bison (1-3). Neither team scored in the final 54 seconds.
St. Francis led most of the second half, building a 53-43 advantage on Felder’s layup with 12:06 remaining. But Bucknell scored the next nine points to cut the lead to 53-52 on Mike Muscala’s jumper with 9:22 left.
The Bison took a 61-60 lead on Muscala’s layup with 3:37 remaining, but St. Francis scored the next five points.
G.W. Boon led Bucknell with 24 points and Muscala finished with 22 and seven rebounds. The Bison shot 65.2 percent from the field (15 for 23) in the second half.
Anthony Ervin and Mislav Jukic scored 10 points each for St. Francis.