Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 71

(8-10, 2-3 NEC)

St Francis (PA) 68

(3-13, 2-3 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 12, 2012

    DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    SHU 35 3671
    SFU 34 3468

    Top Performers

    Sacred Heart: S. Gibson 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Stl

    St. Francis (PA): S. Eatherton 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Sacred Heart 71, St. Francis (Pa.) 68

    Associated Press

    LORETTO, Pa. -- Shane Gibson scored 26 points, hitting four free throws in the final 26 seconds, as Sacred Heart held off St. Francis (Pa.) 71-68 Thursday night to snap a three-game Northeast Conference skid.

    The Pioneers (8-10, 2-3) shot a season-high 56.1 percent (23 of 41) to overcome 22 turnovers.

    Gibson made 9 of 12 field goals and also had five of Sacred Heart's season-high 12 steals.

    The Pioneers led by eight in the first half, but only 35-34 at halftime.

    After the Red Flash (3-13, 2-3) used a 6-0 spurt to lead 50-45 with 14:32 remaining, Sacred Heart pulled ahead 61-53.

    But the Pioneers didn't make a basket for the next 5:29 and St. Francis tied it at 62 with 2:28 left.

    Phil Gaetano's 3-pointer and six free throws allowed Sacred Heart to hold on despite a pair of 3s by Anthony Ervin, who led the Red Flash with 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHU
    SFU
    Points 71 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-41 (.561) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 5

    2011-12 Season

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