Central Conn. State beats Sacred Heart 88-65

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP)—Shemik Thompson scored a career-high 27 points as Central Connecticut State snapped a six-game losing streak with a 88-65 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Chris Baskerville posted his first career double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (5-12, 2-4 Northeast Conference). Devan Bailey also had a career-high with 12 points, and Markeys Deans had 12 as well.

Leading by just one point early, the Blue Devils used a 15-2 run over a span of 4:44 to take a 28-14 lead with just over 10 minutes to play. During the run, Deans and Bailey hit a 3 apiece and Thompson tallied seven points.

The 14-point advantage was the largest lead of the season for Central Connecticut State.

Corey Hassan scored 19 points to lead the Pioneers (10-7, 3-3).

The teams meet again in Fairfield, Conn., on Thursday.

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 Sacred Heart
Mehmet Sahan Mehmet Sahan
5-9,  14 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Central Conn. St.
Shemik Thompson Shemik Thompson
8-15,  27 Pts
2 Rebs, 8 Assists

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