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Sacred Heart 76, St. Francis, NY 73

EDS: APNewsNow. Sacred Heart 76, St. Francis, N.Y. 73.

NEW YORK -- Joey Henley scored 19 points and Ryan Litke had 15 to lead five Sacred Heart players in double figures and the Pioneers beat St. Francis, N.Y. 76-73 on Thursday night.

Ricky Cadell had a career-high 33 points for the Terriers (10-18, 7-10), who still qualified for the Northeast Conference's tournament. The top eight finishers in the 12-team league play in the tournament and St. Francis, which has one game remaining, can finish no worse than seventh.

St. Francis, which led 45-36 at halftime, took a 60-48 lead with 13:06 to go on a three-point play by Cadell.

The Pioneers (15-13, 12-6) then went on a 20-5 run that was capped by a 3-pointer by Corey Hassan that gave Sacred Heart the lead for good, 68-65 with 3:13 to go.

John Gooden had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Terriers.