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Pace Men Fail Franklin Pierce Test

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - The Pace men’s basketball team came up short to the Franklin Pierce University 74-64 in Northeast-10 Conference action Saturday.

Pace falls to 8-9 overall and 6-7 in the Northeast-10, while the Ravens improve to 13-4 and 9-4 in conference play.

Denzel Primus-Devonish finished with a season-high 27 points along with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Setters. Keon Williams was a force in the paint and finished with 18 points and eight rebounds.

The first half featured five ties and seven lead changes until the Setters surged to the lead and led by five points at the break.

The Ravens chipped away at the Setter lead as they took a one-point lead on a three-point play by Eric Jean Guillaume after three minutes into the second half.  The team traded leads over the next seven minutes with Pace taking a 55-52 lead with 6:34 left in the game. Franklin Piece rallied again, scoring the next 11 points to take an eight-point lead at 63-55 with under three minutes to play.

The Setters got as close as seven points in the final two minutes but the Ravens went 7-for-8 from the line down the stretch to hold off the Setters.

Pace returns to action on Wednesday, hosting the Warriors of Merrimack College in a Northeast-10 Conference game at 7:30 p.m.

From a report by Pace Sports Information

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