Sacred Heart 72, Bryant 46

Shane Gibson scored 34 points and Justin Swidowski added 12 off

the bench to help Sacred Heart beat Bryant for the second time this

week, 72-46, on Saturday.

Gibson, who scored 30 against the Bulldogs in their last

matchup, was 11 of 17 from the field and hit a game-high nine free

throws for the Pioneers, who shot 56.8 percent (25 of 44)


Swidowski was 5 of 5 from the field and knocked down both of his

3-point attempts.

Sacred Heart (13-14, 7-7 Northeast Conference) led 20-16 in the

first half before using a 14-4 run to take a 34-20 advantage into


The Pioneers pushed that lead to 59-31 behind a Gibson layup

with 9:54 left to play.

Alex Francis was the only Bulldog in double-figures with 16 as

Bryant (2-24, 1-13) shot just 36 percent (18 of 50) from the field,

including 4 of 25 from deep.