NEW YORK -- Deniz Celen scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as St. Francis (Brooklyn) got past Delaware State 81-62 on Sunday.
Celen sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor in notching his second double-double of the season for the Terriers (6-6). Rob Higgins came off the bench to score 17 with three steals as St. Francis earned its fifth straight victory at home. Unique McLean added 16 points and six rebounds, while Chauncey Hawkins had 14 points and four assists.
St. Francis trailed by four points at halftime before outscoring the Hornets (1-12) 49-26 in the second half. Delaware State's 26 second-half points marked a season low for the team.
St. Francis forced 20 turnovers while committing only 10. The Terriers sank 18 of 23 free throws, while Delaware State made 8 of 13.
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