January 12, 2006

Pioneer Men's Basketball Falls at The Mount, 78-69

Jan. 12, 2006

Final Stats

EMMITTSBURG, MD - Senior guard Landy Thompson threw in 19 points, while junior Gus Durr added 14 to lead Mount St. Mary's University to a 78-69 win over visiting Sacred Heart University in a Northeast Conference men's basketball game Thursday night.

Sacred Heart, 6-8 overall and 3-2 in the NEC, jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first 4:07 of the game, but The Mount recovered and a 24-4 run over the next seven minutes to take a 24-16 lead. The Mountaineers held on to a 38-30 at the intermission, thanks to 12 first-half points from Durr.

The two teams traded baskets for the first several minutes of the second half until Thompson took over. The senior buried back-to-back threes, the second with 13:27 to play, to put his team up 52-35. Another three, this one by Charles Cook with 11:39 left, gave the Mountaineers a 57-39 advantage.

The Pioneers were within 69-63 when Drew Sumner missed the front end of a one-and-one for the Mountaineers. Drew Shubik missed a three at the other end for SHU and Mychael Kearse was fouled on the rebound. He hit both free throws at the other end and put the Pioneers on ice.

Senior center Kibwe Trim led the Pioneers with 23 points and 12 rebounds, his seventh double-double of the season. In the process, Trim notched his 1,000th career point with a free throw just two minutes into the game. Shubik and Frye finished with 14 points apiece.

The Mount is now 6-10 overall and 4-1 in the Northeast Conference. The Mountaineers finished the game shooting a blistering 53 percent from the field.