BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Akeem Johnson came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points, leading St. Francis (N.Y.) to its fourth consecutive victory with a 76-58 win over Canisius on Friday night.
The Terriers (5-3) trailed 22-11 at the 10:27 mark of the second half, but scored 12 straight to take a one-point lead with 5:57 left before halftime.Stefan Perunicic went 4 for 6 from 3-point range in the opening half, including one with 31 seconds to go that gave St. Francis a 37-35 lead at the break.Gaby Belardo led the Golden Griffins (4-5) with 12 points, while Robert Goldsberry scored 11. Elton Frazier had 11 rebounds and 10 points.St. Francis was 25 for 54 from the field (46.3 percent) and held the Golden Griffins to 19-of-55 shooting (34.6 percent).Johnson shot 8 for 11 from the floor and led the Terriers in rebounds with eight. Ricky Cadell added 20 points for St. Francis.