NEW YORK -- Devin Jensen hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and Merrimack dominated the second half to beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 60-50 on Thursday night.
Jensen sank 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range and added nine rebounds and two steals for the Warriors (17-9, 11-2 Northeast Conference), who trailed 34-30 at halftime before outscoring St. Francis 30-16 after intermission. Jaleel Lord and Mikey Watkins scored 11 points apiece. Juvaris Hayes totaled 10 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals, while freshman Jordan Minor came off the bench to score 10 on 5-of-5 shooting.
Unique McLean finished with 15 points and matched his career high with 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season for the Terriers (11-14, 5-8). Deniz Celen added 10 points, five boards and five assists. Freshman Rob Higgins scored 10, but he made just 5 of 15 shots from the floor and missed all five of his 3-point tries.
Merrimack shot 46% from the floor, made 7 of 19 3-pointers (37%) and 9 of 15 free throws. St. Francis shot 38% overall, missed all 15 of their 3-point shots, and made 6 of 9 foul shots.
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