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Ameen Tanksley eclipses 1,000 points, but Hofstra's streak ended

Hofstra Pride guard Ameen Tanksley shoots and sinks

Hofstra Pride guard Ameen Tanksley shoots and sinks a free throw against the Long Island Brooklyn Blackbirds in the second half of a Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival basketball game at Barclays Center on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Hofstra's six-game win streak ended last night with a 91-83 loss to Northeastern in Boston.

Junior guard Juan'ya Green had his fifth double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 assists. Junior forward Ameen Tanksley added 15 points to give him 1,000 for his career (Niagara and Hofstra).

Scott Eatherton had 21 points for Northeastern.

Hofstra fell to 13-5 overall and 4-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play, while Northeastern improved to 12-5 and 4-1 in the league. The Huskies, who were the preseason CAA favorites, won their third straight game.

The teams were tied at 43 at halftime. There were seven ties and eight lead changes in the first 20 minutes with neither squad able to take a lead larger than five points.

Northeastern opened the second half with a three-pointer, but Hofstra used a 7-1 run to lead 50-47 with 16:28 left on a layup from Tanksley.

Neither team was able to push its advantage to more than three until Northeastern scored 11 straight points to turn a 69-68 deficit into a 10-point advantage, 79-69, with 5:48 left. Caleb Donnelly had four points during the run.


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