EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Shawn Atupem scored 20 points to lead Mount St. Mary's over Sacred Heart 61-45 on Thursday night.
Atupem was 8 for 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line as the Mountaineers (6-14, 4-3 Northeast Conference) beat Sacred Heart for the sixth straight time. Mount St. Mary's also swept the season series with the Pioneers (7-11, 2-5) after winning 66-52 at Sacred Heart on Dec. 2.
The Mountaineers outscored Sacred Heart 34-14 in the paint Thursday night, behind the play of forward Atupem.
Mount St. Mary's forced the Pioneers into 18 turnovers and held them to 29.2-percent shooting from the field (14 of 48). Sacred Heart's poor shooting continued to the free-throw line where they made just 12 of 21 (57.1 percent).
Chris Evans led Sacred Heart with 15 points off the bench.