Sacred Heart 79, Bryant 77
Shane Gibson scored 30 points, including two free throws that
produced a five-point lead with 4 seconds left, as Sacred Heart
held on for a 79-77 victory over Bryant in a Northeast Conference
game Wednesday night.
Frankie Dobbs’ 3-pointer just before time expired gave Bryant
its final points.
The Pioneers (12-14, 6-7) led 39-26 at the half, but the
Bulldogs (2-23, 1-12), who lost their 10th straight, pushed them
hard in the second half, getting within a point, 59-58, on Erick
Smith’s 3-pointer with 5:56 remaining.
Dunks by Justin Swidowski and Stan Dulaire restored the lead to
five for Sacred Heart, but Bryant cut it to two points twice in the
Gibson, a junior guard, became Sacred Heart’s all-time
single-season scoring leader with 564 points, surpassing Maurice
Bailey’s 542 in the 2003-04 season.
Raphael Jordan finished with 18 points, Dobbs 17 and Alex
Francis 16 for Bryant.