Cooper, Francis lead Wagner to 107-64 win over Staten Island
NEW YORK (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 20 points, Blake Francis added 19 and Nigel Jackson had a double-double on Tuesday night to help Wagner beat Division III Staten Island 107-64.
Jackson finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocks, Devin Liggeons scored 14 points and Jamar Brown 13 for Wagner (3-1). The Seahawks set a program record with 44 made free throws on 56 attempts.
Cooper made a steal and then fed Liggeons for a fast-break dunk to open the game and Wagner never trailed. The Seahawks made nine free throws before Jackson had assists on the final three baskets in a 15-2 run that made it 37-18. Chase Freeman’s layup at the buzzer pushed the lead to 25 points at the break. Staten Island, which trailed by as many as 44 points, got no closer.
Stephen Flagg led the Dolphins with 20 points and Christian Taylor added 12. The duo combined to make 11 of 20 from the field, while the rest of the team was just 8-of-42 (19 percent) shooting.