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O'Shea leads 5 in double figures with 21 points in Bryant's 80-54 win over St. Francis (Pa.)


SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island — Joe O'Shea scored career-tying 21 points and Bryant beat St. Francis (Pa.) 80-54 on Thursday night.

Hunter Ware added 16 points, Dan Garvin 14, Shane McLaughlin 12 and Dyami Starks 11 for the Bulldogs (5-7, 2-1 Northeast), who tied their season high with the 80 points. The Bulldogs shot 56.9 percent and made 10 of 21 2-pointers, led by four from Ware.

Ollie Jackson, who had three 3-pointers, and Earl Brown scored 12 points each for the Red Flash (8-6, 2-1), who shot just 35.3 percent. Ronnie Drinnon grabbed 11 rebounds, though the Red Flash lost the battle of the boards 40-25.

The Bulldogs led by five at halftime and were up by six when an 8-0 run spurred by 3-pointers from O'Shea and McLaughlin extended the lead to 14 with 12:25 left. Three unanswered 3-pointers by Ware, Starks and O'Shea put Bryant up by 24 points, 76-52,with 2:41 left.

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