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St. Francis opens game on 23-3 run, cruises past Central Connecticut State, 74-63

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LORETTO, Pennsylvania — Ollie Jackson scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to help lead St. Francis (Pa.) to a 74-63 victory over Central Connecticut State on Thursday.

Ronnie Drinnon scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and added three steals for St. Francis (14-10, 8-5 Northeastern Conference). Drinnon was playing his second game back after missing three straight with an injury.

Earl Brown also added 14 points and 10 boards, his fourth straight double-double and fifth in the last six games.

The Red Flash had 18 total assists on their 28 field goals and never trailed in the game. They opened on a 23-3 stretch, capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Malik Harmon.

Matt Mobley led Central Connecticut State (3-23, 1-12) with 18 points. Khalen Cumberlander and Faronte Drakeford each added 15 points for the Blue Devils, who have lost five straight and 16 of 17.

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