Sacred Heart 76, St. Francis, NY 73

BY foxsports • February 27, 2009

EDS: APNewsNow. Sacred Heart 76, St. Francis, N.Y. 73. Joey Henley scored 19 points and Ryan Litke had 15 to lead five Sacred Heart players in double figures and the Pioneers beat St. Francis, N.Y. 76-73 on Thursday night. Ricky Cadell had a career-high 33 points for the Terriers (10-18, 7-10), who still qualified for the Northeast Conference's tournament. The top eight finishers in the 12-team league play in the tournament and St. Francis, which has one game remaining, can finish no worse than seventh. St. Francis, which led 45-36 at halftime, took a 60-48 lead with 13:06 to go on a three-point play by Cadell. The Pioneers (15-13, 12-6) then went on a 20-5 run that was capped by a 3-pointer by Corey Hassan that gave Sacred Heart the lead for good, 68-65 with 3:13 to go. John Gooden had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Terriers.

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