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Leopards Edge Sacred Heart In Final Seconds

The Sacred Heart University men's basketball team dropped its non-conference finale 67-66 to visiting Lafayette College on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers fall to 7-6 on the year, while the Leopards improve to 8-3.

Cameron Parker flirted with a triple-double, tallying 16 points, collecting eight rebounds and dishing out seven assists for the Pioneers. Koreem Ozier led the team in scoring with 17 points

The Pioneers open Northeast Conference play, and the New Year, at home on January 2 versus Merrimack. The game, set for 7:30, is part of a doubleheader with the Pioneer women's basketball team, tipping off versus Merrimack at 5:00 pm.

Ogdensburg Kinnon LaRose scored two points on 1-2 shooting and added one rebound, one steal and two blocks in 28 minutes of play.

Turning Point

E.J. Anosike missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 15 seconds remaining and the Pioneers in front, 66-63. Justin Jaworski scored on the next possession to bring Lafayette within a point After a SHU inbounding turnover, Tyrone Perry was fouled on the rebound of a teammates missed and drained both free throws, with 1.9 to play, to give Lafayette the win

Pioneer Points

Anosike scored 11 points and collected eight reboundsSHU finished with five blocks, three from Jare'l Spellman and two from Kinnon LaRoseSpellman also had five points and nine rebounds, to lead the teamTyler Thomas notched four points and handed out six reboundsAaron Clarke scored eight in the game, with 3-4 from the stripeSHU finished 12-17 from the free throw line, 4-6 in the second-half


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