Mount St. Mary's drops 2nd straight in loss to LIU Brooklyn

Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian talks to players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 88-62. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Joel Hernandez scored 21 points and Raiquan Clark got his second double-double of the season to lead LIU Brooklyn past Mount St. Mary's 71-57 on Sunday.

Clark finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Julian Batts sank 4 of 5 from long range to add 13 points for LIU Brooklyn, which shot 56 percent from the field, including 11 for 21 from 3-point range. Hernandez was 7 of 14 from the field, sank 5 of 6 from the free throw line and dished out five assists.

Brooklyn (6-9, 1-1 Northeast Conference) took the lead for good with an 8-0 burst early in the opening half that included 3-pointers from Batts and Hernandez to make it 15-7 with 14:09 still to play before intermission. The Blackbirds then took control three minutes later with a 10-0 run sparked by Jamall Robinson's 3-pointer to go up 28-14 and protected the margin the rest of the way.

Mount St. Mary's (6-9, 0-2) twice tied the game early in the first half but never led. Junior Robinson and Donald Carey led the Mountaineers with 12 points apiece.

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