@AU_MBasketball Drops High-Scoring Affair at Saint Francis

American falls 100-89

LORETTO, Pa. — Despite Three players scoring in double figures, American found a hot shooting Saint Francis team and fell 100-89 on Wednesday evening at DeGol Arena. 

Sa'eed Nelson led all scorers with 24 points on 8 of 18 from the field and 8-for-13 at the line. Nelson added a season-best nine assists. 

Larry Motuzis added 23 points and Cheikh 'CB' Diallo had a season-best 20 points on 4 of 8 from 3-point range. 

American (2-4) trailed 52-39 at the break after the Red Flash used a 12-0 run and took a 38-19 lead 6:41 left in the frame. 

The Eagles raced back in the second half and used its own 13-0 run to cut the deficit at 76-69 with a 3-pointer by Motuzis at 7:44. 

Saint Francis (3-3) finished with six players in double figures, led by Keith Braxton with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Andre Wolford chipped in 19 points and Jamaal King had 17 points and six assists. 

American will stay on the road and meet Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.