Hofstra rally falls short in loss to Northeastern

David Imes shoots a free throw during a David Imes shoots a free throw during a game against Tulane. (Dec. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: Errol Anderson

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Quincy Ford had 24 points on 11-for-17 shooting last night as host Northeastern maintained its perfect record in Colonial Athletic Association play with a 65-60 win over Hofstra.

Hofstra cut a 12-point deficit to 63-60 on a layup by Jordan Allen with 1:04 left.

But the Pride (5-12, 2-2) missed on two consecutive three-point attempts over the next 55 seconds.

Jonathan Lee hit two free throws with six seconds left to provide the final margin for Northeastern (10-7, 5-0).

Joel Smith had 11 points and Lee chipped in 10 for the Huskies.

Senior forward David Imes had a season-high 19 points, Stevie Mejia added 12 and Taran Buie and Stephen Nwaukoni contributed 11 points each.

Hofstra was efficient from the field, shooting 23-for-49 (46.9 percent) and 8-for-17 (47 percent) from three-point range, but suffered in the ball-handling department.

The Pride turned it over 17 times, including nine times in the second half, compared to the Huskies, who had 12 turnovers and nine steals.

Hofstra also outrebounded the Huskies 30-26.

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