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Local teams continue to dominate NEC

2/19/2012

In non-BracketBuster play on Saturday, LIU Brooklyn, Wagner and St. Francis (NY) all won and continued their momentum as we get closer to the NEC tournament.

LIU Brooklyn (21-7) remains in first place at 15-1 after a 99-89 home win over Quinnipiac. C.J. Garner had a career-high 25 points, while Jason Brickman dished out 16 assists.

Wagner (23-4) is in second place at 14-2 after beating Fairleigh Dickinson 90-70 in Staten Island. Jonathon Williams paced the Seahawks with 20 points. Wagner and coach Danny Hurley tied the school's single-season record for wins with 23.

St. Francis (15-12) is tied for third with Robert Morris at 12-4 after a 58-56 win at home over Sacred Heart. Travis Nichols' jumper with one second left was the game-winner. Akeem Johnson had a team-high 16 points.

Each team has two regular season games remaining.