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Eli Pemberton’s 22 points, 11 rebounds pace Hofstra

Hofstra guard Eli Pemberton (5) drives to the

Hofstra guard Eli Pemberton (5) drives to the basket against Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Credit: Steven Ryan

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Eli Pemberton scored 22 points and hauled down 11 rebounds for his first career double-double as Hofstra defeated FAU 88-80 Saturday night for its fourth straight win.

Pemberton was 6 for 6 from the foul line in the final 31 seconds. Deron Powers added 17 points and eight assists for Hofstra (6-3), while Ty Greer scored 15 and Jamall Robinson 12. Rokas Gustys grabbed 15 rebounds.

Gustys, a 6-foot-9 junior from Lithuania, has reached double digits in rebounds in seven of Hofstra’s nine games and leads the nation in rebounding. Hofstra owned a 49-30 advantage on the boards.

Jailyn Ingram pulled FAU within 78-76 when he converted a three-point play with 2:41 remaining, but the Owls (2-5) missed a three-pointer and a jump shot on their next two possessions.

Robinson scored a three and a jumper back-to-back, setting up Pemberton’s free throws to ice the game.

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