Sacred Heart defeats Cent. Connecticut 77-69

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Joe Henley scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Sacred Heart beat Central Connecticut State 77-69 on Saturday.

The win was the fourth straight victory in Northeast Conference action for Sacred Heart (9-11, 6-4 NEC).

Ryan Litke added 15 points, Corey Hassan had 13 and Shane Gibson came off the bench for 11 for the Pioneers. Starters Ryon Howard and Chauncey Hardy each added 10 points for Sacred Heart, which led the entire second half after taking a 34-28 edge at the break.

Ken Horton scored 18 points to lead Central Connecticut State (10-10, 6-4) and Shemik Thompson added 16. Marcus Palmer also tallied in double figures with 14 points.

The Pioneers led at the half behind eight points apiece from Henley and Gibson. Palmer and Horton scored 21 of the Blue Devils’ 28 points in the half.

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 Top Performers
 Central Conn. St.
Ken Horton Ken Horton
8-13,  18 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Sacred Heart
Joey Henley Joey Henley
4-8,  16 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists

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