EDS: APNewsNow. Long Island U. 74, Sacred Heart 67.
NEW YORK -- Kyle Johnson and Jaytornah Wisseh both scored 17 points and Long Island University beat Sacred Heart 74-67 on Monday night.Julian Boyd added 13 points for the Blackbirds (6-7, 3-1 Northeast Conference), while Ron Manigault had eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals.Ryon Howard had 20 points for the Pioneers (4-9, 2-2), while Ryan Litke added 14 and Joey Henley 12.Hicks had all of his points in the game's first 7 minutes as LIU took a 12-0 lead. Sacred Heart tied the game at 39 on a layup by Henley with 12:12 left, but Mike Culpo put the Blackbirds ahead for good with two free throws 15 seconds later. His jumper capped a 9-2 run that gave LIU a 56-46 lead.