Cent. Connecticut St. 57, Sacred Heart 56
Ken Horton scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and had
a critical steal to help Central Connecticut State hold off Sacred
Heart 57-56 Thursday night, sweeping the season series.
After the Blue Devils’ five-point lead with 3:44 left dwindled
to one with 1:19 to go, Central Connecticut State’s Robby Ptacek
blocked a Shane Gibson jumper. The Pioneers rebounded, but Horton
stole the ball with 45 seconds left.
A Ptacek foul gave possession back to Sacred Heart with 25
seconds to go, then Nick Greenbacker missed a 3-pointer before the
The Blue Devils (18-8, 11-4 Northeast Conference), who won the
previous matchup 88-75 on Jan. 13, shot only 27.6 percent in the
first half (8 of 29) en route to a 24-23 halftime lead. They
improved to 56.5 percent in the second (13 of 23).
Gibson scored 15 to lead the Pioneers (9-17, 4-11), who have
lost five straight.