Glendale drew a two-shot foul at the other end, but missed the attempt and came away empty, leading to a Brennan score that gave St. Francis a commanding seven-point lead with under a minute to play.
"I felt like that was the craziest five-point swing I've ever seen," Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress said of the bizarre free-throw exchange. "But give it to St. Francis, they made one or two plays down the stretch that really decided it.
"It was a really good basketball game, I really liked it. I was pleased with the effort, holding St. Francis into the 50s was our goal. …We just ran out of gas a little bit."