Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 82

(7-4, 1-0 NEC)

Holy Cross 79

(2-9, 1-4 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 22, 2009

    Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    SHU 39 4382
    HC 44 3579

    Top Performers

    Sacred Heart: C. Hassan 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl

    Holy Cross: E. Meister 14 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Sacred Heart 82, Holy Cross 79

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Ryan Litke scored 19 points and Liam Potter had his second straight double-double in Sacred Heart's 82-79 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night.

    Potter scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Corey Hassan added 18 points and Chauncey Hardy chipped in 13 for the Pioneers (7-4), who won their second straight coming from behind.

    Sacred Heart trailed 58-47 with 11:50 to play before scoring nine straight points to pull within 58-56 with 9:44 remaining.

    The score remained close until Hassan's layup put the Pioneers ahead 66-65 with 5:50 left for their first lead since 5:14 remained in the first half.

    The teams traded leads before Jerrell Thompson's basket put Sacred Heart ahead 76-74 with 1 minute left. Litke then made two free throws with 32 seconds to go and the Crusaders didn't challenge the rest of the way.

    R.J. Evans led the Crusaders (2-9) with 20 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHU
    HC
    Points 82 79
    FG Made-Attempted 31-68 (.456) 29-66 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-24 (.667) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 11

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