Recap: Northeastern vs. Hofstra
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Quincy Ford poured in 24 points to lead the Northeastern Huskies to a 65-60 victory over the Hofstra Pride in a Colonial Athletic Association tilt at Matthews Arena.
Joel Smith added 11 points and four assists for Northeastern (10-7, 5-0 CAA) as it extended its winning streak to five games. Jonathan Lee contributed 10 points and four assists.
David Imes paced Hofstra (5-12, 2-2) with 19 points while Stevie Mejia netted 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Taran Buie and Stephen Nwaukoni tallied 11 points apiece, with the latter also grabbing eight rebounds in the Pride's second loss in three outings.
Hofstra hit 43.5 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half, but the Huskies managed to take a 30-24 lead into the break after they scored 14 points off of turnovers.
Northeastern led by as many as 12 in the second half, but the Pride refused to go away. Allen Jordan made a layup with just over a minute remaining for Hofstra to cut the deficit to three points at 63-60, but Lee converted a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to seal the deal for the hosts.
Hofstra held a 30-26 edge in the rebounding battle, but it was not enough to overcome its 17 turnovers.Game Notes