Sacred Heart 70, Hartford 50
Justin Swidowski scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed seven
rebounds in his Sacred Heart debut, a 70-50 victory Friday in both
teams’ season opener.
Swidowski, a 6-foot-9 transfer forward, hit 7 of 10 shots from
the floor and grabbed eight rebounds. Guard Shane Gibson scored 15
points as Sacred Heart started slowly but finished strong. The
Pioneers went on a 15-2 run – including 11 unanswered points –
midway through the first half to lead 20-6. Seven different players
scored during that stretch, climaxed by Gibson’s 3-pointer. Sacred
Heart led 26-15 at halftime.
Hartford shot 27.3 percent from the field (18 for 66), hitting
just 5 for 30 from the 3-point arc. Although Evan Kelley’s
3-pointer got Hartford within 50-43 with 4:13 left, Sacred Heart
closed with a 13-0 run.
Yolonzo Moore II led Hartford with 12 points. Jamie Schneck
scored 11 and had seven rebounds.