Sacred Heart 71, Yale 62

Shane Gibson scored 23 points and Sacred Heart withstood a Yale

rally for a 71-62 victory over the Bulldogs Sunday.

It was the third win in a row for the Pioneers (4-7) while the

intrastate rival Bulldogs (5-5) lost at home for the first time in

four outings. Gibson hurt Yale from long range, accounting for all

five of the Pioneers’ 3-point goals, and grabbed eight rebounds.

With a boost from Chris Evans, who scored 18 points off the bench,

Sacred Heart led 38-21 at halftime.

The Pioneers expanded the lead to 21 points in the first minute

of the second before Yale started chipping away. The Bulldogs never

led, but with Porter Braswell’s 20 points and Greg Mangano’s

double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds), rallied to within six

late.

Braswell was Yale’s only consistent long-range threat, making 4

of 7 3-pointers while his teammates went 0 for 8 from beyond the

arc.