Morissette drops 44 to lead St. Anselm past Franklin Pierce

MANCHESTER – Behind a career-high 44 points and a program-record 12 threes from Josh Morissette, the St. Anselm men cruised to a 98-77 victory over visiting Franklin Pierce on Tuesday night in NCAA Division II action at Stoutenburgh Gymnasium in Manchester.

An Exeter native and Wofford College transfer, Morissette went 12-for-15 from beyond the arc en route to his record-breaking performance versus the in-state foe.

Tyler Arbuckle (25 points) and Zac Taylor (10) also netted double figures for St. Anselm, while the Ravens boasted a quartet of double-digit scorers. FPU was led by Sean Trumper (20), Jarnel Snow-Guzman (13), Ugo Nwachukwu (13) and RJ Delahaye (10). Sophomore Andrew Politi (Trinity HS) scored 6 points for the Ravens as well.

St. Anselm improves to 4-4 on the season, 2-3 in Northeast-10 Conference action and FPU falls to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in NE10 play.

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