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Sacred Heart vs Wagner

Wagner 84, Sacred Heart 78


NEW YORK (AP) - Kenneth Ortiz scored 17 points and Wagner didn't let the disappearance of an 11-point, second-half lead stop it from defeating Northeast Conference-foe Sacred Heart 84-78 in overtime Thursday night.

The Seahawks (12-8, 6-3) led 49-38 with 14:01 remaining, but Sacred Heart (8-12, 6-3) chipped to within 56-53 with 8:06 left and then closed regulation with an 8-2 run to force overtime. Shane Gibson drained consecutive 3-pointers to start the run, and then Phil Gaetano hit two free throws with 28 seconds left to tie it 71-71 and force the extra session.

Wagner opened overtime on an 8-2 run. Gaetano pulled the Pioneers within 79-76 with a 3-pointer, but the Seahawks closed with a 5-2 stretch to wrap up the win.

Gibson, the reigning NEC Player of the Week, finished with 22 points, while Gaetano added 12 points and 11 assists.

Wagner improved to 6-1 at home this year.

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Sacred Heart Pioneers
L. Montes, F222-55-64249
N. Greenbacker, F201-23-45115
S. Gibson, G456-208-820422
S. Glowiak, G445-121-380315
P. Gaetano, G373-44-4611512
D. Tate283-70-17026
T. Falzon232-65-65039
M. Abdel Latif60-00-01010
Totals 22-5626-3242142378
Wagner Seahawks
J. Williams, F325-136-661416
J. Thompson, F231-31-21033
O. Parker, C213-41-34047
K. Ortiz, G426-115-968217
L. Rivers, G404-123-513314
M. Moody202-62-28136
E. Fanning162-41-21126
N. Folahan153-60-04036
D. Anderson71-31-20004
M. Burton72-20-01015
H. Naurais20-20-02000
Totals 29-6620-3140142584
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-Pa.0-02-3247
St. Fran.-NY0-01-379
F. Dickinson0-01-4289
Sacred Heart0-01-4270
Robert Morris0-00-5257
Mt St Marys0-00-6293
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ILL 75 Final
ARIZ 57 Final
BUTL 58 Final
STL 75
GONZ 88 Final
LMU 43