Hardy’s 18 points leads Sacred Heart to 74-63 win

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Chauncey Hardy scored 18 points to lead Sacred Heart to a 74-63 win over Monmouth Thursday night.

It was the eighth straight win for the Pioneers (14-10, 11-2 Northeast Conference) and the 700th in program history.

Yaniv Simpson had his team-leading 20 points all in the second half for the Hawks (5-18, 2-9).

Ryon Howard added 12 points for Sacred Heart.

The Pioneers opened quickly with a 18-3 over the first nine minutes of the game. Hardy hit three 3-pointers in the first half and the Pioneers led 40-24 at the break.

Sacred Heart led by as many as 20 in the second half. Monmouth rallied to cut the deficit to five with 5:49 remaining, but the Pioneers answered with an 11-0 run to seal the win.

Sacred Heart had 27 points off 20 Monmouth turnovers.

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 Top Performers
Yaniv Simpson Yaniv Simpson
7-14,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Sacred Heart
Chauncey Hardy Chauncey Hardy
5-9,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists

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