Sacred Heart tops Yale 65-57

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Ryan Howard led four players in double figures with 15 points to lead Sacred Heart over Yale 63-57 on Sunday.

Joey Henley added 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as the Pioneers (1-3) won their home opener. Chauncey Hardy chipped in with 11 points and Shane Gibson added 10.

Yale (1-4) got a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds from Ross Morin. Alex Zampier added 17 points and Porter Braswell finished with seven.

Yale led 17-14 midway through the first half before Sacred Heart went on an 8-0 run and never trailed again.

Sacred Heart led 26-21 at the half and stretched the lead to as much as eight points in the second half before the Bulldogs tied the score at 50 with 5:14 to play.

But Hardy hit a three-pointer to give the Pioneers the lead for good. Howard made four straight free throws to ice the game in the final minute.

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Ross Morin Ross Morin
8-11,  20 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Sacred Heart
Ryon Howard Ryon Howard
4-8,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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