4 in double figures in Marist’s victory in Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brian Parker scored 15 points to lead four Red Foxes in double figures and Marist defeated LIU Brooklyn 70-53 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame basketball Belfast Classic on Friday.

Parker dished out five assists while Isaiah Lamb added 12 points and game-high eight rebounds in the championship game of the Samson bracket. Tobias Sjoberg also scored 12 points with Darius Hines adding 10 for the Red Foxes (3-4), who shot 47 percent. Marist outscored LIU 36-14 in the paint and put in 25 points off 17 turnovers that included 10 steals.

Craig Owens Jr. had 10 points for the Blackbirds (4-4), who shot just 32 percent.

LIU took an early 6-0 lead but runs of 14-0 and 13-0 led Marist to a 37-20 halftime lead. The lead reached a high of 27 with 12:39 left in the game.