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Central Connecticut State tops Sacred Heart 80-72
Saturday, Feb 23, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Kyle Vinales scored 28 points and Joe Efese came off the bench to record a rarity Saturday as Central Connecticut State defeated Sacred Heart 80-72.

Efese scored a career-high 21 points off the bench and blocked eight shots. The last player to have at least 20 points and eight blocks off the bench in a Division I game was Kenny George of UNC Asheville on Nov. 17, 2007.

In a close game throughout, CCSU (11-15, 7-8 Northeast Conference) led 37-35 at halftime, then outscored Pioneers (9-17, 7-8) 43-37.

Vinales’ 28 points (21 in the second half) came on 8-of-20 shooting, including three 3-pointers. He was 9 for 9 at the foul line. Matt Hunter had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double. Brandon Peel added 15 points.

Steve Glowiak led the Pioneers with 21 points. Louis Montes and Shane Gibson each posted 14-point, 10-rebound double-doubles.

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 Central Conn. St.
Joe Efese Joe Efese
9-11,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Sacred Heart
Steve Glowiak Steve Glowiak
6-14,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists

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