Hofstra center Rokas Gustys (11) attempts a shot against Manhattan...

Hofstra center Rokas Gustys (11) attempts a shot against Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Credit: Steven Ryan

ESTERO, Fla. — Deron Powers scored 18 points, Rokas Gustys had 10 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, and Hofstra beat South Dakota, 65-57, on Wednesday night in the third-place game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

It was Gustys’ eighth career game with at least 20 rebounds — with his previous best at 23. He easily broke the tournament record of 16 en route to his 26th double-double of his career.

Hofstra led by as many as 13 points in the second half, but its lead was trimmed to 59-54 on Matt Mooney’s three-pointer with 1:12 left. Eli Pemberton answered with two free throws and Mooney hit another 3 to cut it to 61-57.

South Dakota turned it over, Mooney missed a shot and Ty Greer made two free throws with 21 seconds left for a six-point lead.

Brian Bernardi made three three-pointers and scored 15 points for Hofstra (3-3).

Mooney was just 3-for-18 shooting from the field and scored 12 points for South Dakota (5-2).

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