Efejuku, McDermott help Providence defeat Sacred Heart, 94-89

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—Weyinmi Efejuku scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Geoff McDermott added 21 points and 11 rebounds to help Providence defeat Sacred Heart, 94-89 Wednesday night.

Ryon Howard led four Sacred Heart players in double figures with 16 points. Teammate Drew Shubik led all players in assists with 12.

Providence had to withstand several surges from the visitors. The team went ahead, 56-42, on Dwaine Willanms three-pointer at 16:54.

The Pioneers, however, responded with a 28-11 run, capitalizing on seven Friar turnovers in five minutes and pulled ahead, 70-67, on a Brice Brooks free throw with 9:31 left in the game.

The Friars never trailed after two McDermott free throws tied the score at 71 with 8:33 left. ^

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 Sacred Heart
D. Shubik D. Shubik
2-5,  8 Pts
5 Rebs, 12 Assists
G. McDermott G. McDermott
6-8,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 6 Assists

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