HAMMOND, Ind. – Five Saints scored in double figures, led by senior Billy Hubly's (Elk Grove, Ill./ Elk Grove) 14 points, as the University of St. Francis men's basketball team won its seventh straight road game 72-66 over Purdue University Calumet Saturday afternoon. | Box Score
USF (16-8, 12-6 CCAC) took a 35-32 lead after a first half that featured 13 lead changes and seven ties.
The Saints built their largest edge of the day, 61-53, when junior Mark Peters (Aurora, Ill./ Marmion Academy) converted a three-point play with 7:59 left in the game. Purdue Calumet (13-11, 9-9) then went on a 10-2 run to even the score at 63-63 at the 4:09 mark.
USF took the lead for good, 66-63, on Hubly's fourth three-pointer of the game with 3:21 to go. Junior Andrew Lerg (DeWitt, Mich./ DeWitt) helped seal the win with a layup and a pair of free throws in the final minute of play.
Peters and Lerg both finished the game with 11 points. Freshman Mack Brown (Romeoville, Ill./ Plainfield East) scored 12 points off the bench, while fellow first-year Logan Timmons (Clermont, Fla./ East Ridge) added 10.
Martel Jackson paced the Peregrines with 14 points to share game-high scoring honors with Hubly. Andrew Anderson (12 points) and Roddy Richardson (11) also tallied double digits as Purdue Calumet's four-game homecourt winning streak came to an end.
Winners of four straight games overall, the Saints return home next Saturday to entertain Trinity International University.