LIU-Brooklyn vs Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart 77, LIU Brooklyn 73

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Louis Montes scored a career-high 35 points as Sacred Heart held off short-handed LIU Brooklyn 77-73 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

The Blackbirds (5-8) were playing without leading scorer Jamal Olasewere, C.J. Garner and Troy Joseph, who were suspended for the first two conference games for their roles in an on-campus brawl in September.

The Pioneers (3-9), coming off a 77-38 loss at George Washington on Dec. 30, scored the last 11 first-half points. Montes then scored 13 points in the first 6 minutes of the second half to help Sacred Heart build a 53-36 lead.

The Blackbirds answered with a 23-6 run to tie it at 59 with 6:34 to go. With LIU up 68-67 with 2:12 left, Montes' layup restored the Pioneers' lead.

Booker Hucks scored a career-high 20 for LIU Brooklyn, which has lost four straight.

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Scoreboard
LIU-Brooklyn (5-8)314273
Sacred Heart (3-9) «383977
 
LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds
E. Reed, F333-108-1020514
K. Onyechi, F112-20-04014
J. Brickman, G393-83-429011
B. Thompson, G355-91-220313
G. Martin, G232-40-02115
B. Hucks257-134-460320
D. Griggs240-34-62114
K. Murphy101-20-02002
Totals 23-5120-2628111473
 45.1%76.9% 
Sacred Heart Pioneers
N. Greenbacker, F224-40-12219
P. Gaetano, G382-30-011036
L. Montes, G3713-177-882335
S. Glowiak, G334-122-251213
S. Gibson, G326-120-031413
J. Swidowski200-31-22131
M. Abdel Latif120-10-00010
D. Tate60-20-02020
Totals 29-5410-1329171977
 53.7%76.9% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Robert Morris14-222-14
Wagner12-419-12
Bryant10-618-14
St. Fran.-NY9-718-14
Mt St Marys9-716-17
CCSU7-911-19
St. Fran.-Pa.7-910-21
F. Dickinson6-1010-21
LIU-Brooklyn4-129-20
Sacred Heart2-145-26
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NWEST 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZAG 78 Final
PEPPER 62