St. Francis (Pa.) vs Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart 72, St. Francis (Pa.) 57

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Shane Gibson scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half to lead Sacred Heart over St. Francis (Pa.) 72-57 on Saturday.

The Pioneers (14-17, 8-10 Northeast Conference) trailed 22-21 before ending the first half on a 7-5 run. Justin Swidowski's dunk with 22 seconds left sent Sacred Heart into halftime up 28-25.

After Saint Francis' Scott Eatherton made the first basket of the second half, 22 seconds in, the Pioneers pulled away.

Gibson scored eight points during Sacred Heart's 13-4 run to go up 41-31 with 16:32 to play.

The Pioneers shot 59.3 percent (16 of 27) in the second half after both teams struggled in the first, going just 2 of 12 from the field to open the game.

Stan Dulaire added 17 points for the Pioneers, who open the NEC Tournament against top-seeded LIU-Brooklyn Thursday.

Anthony Ervin scored 20 in the Terriers' (6-22, 5-12) season finale.

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Scoreboard
St. Francis (Pa.) (6-23)253257
Sacred Heart (14-17) «284472

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St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash
S. Eatherton, F334-111-24129
K. Ritter, F312-40-02024
E. Brown, F244-53-353011
S. Whyatt, G390-32-20312
A. Ervin, G328-100-021120
O. Jackson182-41-21125
J. Taylor131-52-42034
S. Stanley70-12-21022
T. Peters30-00-00110
Totals 21-4311-1521101457
 48.8%73.3% 
Sacred Heart Pioneers
J. Swidowski, F206-100-031113
S. Dulaire, C275-57-762117
S. Gibson, G3210-174-423228
E. Kelley, G303-71-25207
L. Montes, G170-20-05300
P. Gaetano251-30-03113
N. Greenbacker192-50-02134
C. Evans110-30-01120
S. Glowiak110-20-01020
F. Akinpetide80-10-00000
Totals 27-5512-1330141272
 49.1%92.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Mt St Marys14-420-16150
LIU-Brooklyn13-520-12224
Wagner11-716-14245
St. Fran.-Pa.11-717-17257
Robert Morris9-914-19240
Bryant9-912-20286
F. Dickinson9-911-19273
Sacred Heart8-1013-19304
CCSU4-146-23344
St. Fran.-NY2-164-27348
 
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