Vinson gets 22 points as Wagner defeats Sacred Heart, 70-63

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Durrell Vinson hit two free throws with 1.7 seconds remaining to ice Wagner’s 70-63 win over Sacred Heart in Northeast Conference play Saturday.

Vinson, a senior forward who entered averaging a double-double, recorded a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds to keep the Seahawks (10-4, 3-0) undefeated in league play.

Sacred Heart (5-9, 2-1) was unable to survive an 8-0 run late in the second half. Tied at 57, Justin Drummond hit a 3-pointer with 5:33 remaining and Wagner never trailed after that.

The Seahawks constructed a 49-40 advantage with 12:32 left, using a 13-4 run propelled by Vinson’s dominance within the paint.

However, the Pioneers were sparked by junior-transfer Corey Hassan and tightened the game to 52-51 before eventually going up 57-54 at the 6:06 mark.

Hassan paced Sacred Heart with 13 points, Brice Brooks contributed 12 and Ryon Howard scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Vinson was supported by Jamal Smith’s 17 points, and James Ulrich chipped in 10 rebounds.

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8-11,  22 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
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4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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