Jan. 24, 2005
TEANECK, NJ - Senior guard Tamien Trent scored 21 points, while sophomore center Andrea Crosariol had a career-high twenty points and five blocked shots to lead Fairleigh Dickinson University to an 88-79 win over Sacred Heart University in a Northeast Conference men's basketball game Monday night.
Sacred Heart, 2-14 overall and 1-6 in the NEC, jumped out to an early lead on the Knights thanks to inside work by sophomore forward Joey Henley. Henley, who finished the game with a career-high 32 points, had 13 in the first six minutes to give the Pioneers a 15-13 lead. FDU went to its own inside force in Crosariol. The seven-footer finished the half with 14 points, five boards and four blocked shots. A dunk by Crosariol gave the Knights a 29-27 lead with 6:10 to go in the half.
Henley answered with a layup of his own to tie the score at 29, but a layup by Andre Harris and a pair of free throws by Chad Timberlake gave FDU a 33-29 advantage with 5:05 to go. The Knights took a 37-32 lead on a Trent jumper with 3:15 to play, but a three by senior Mike Queenan got the Pioneers back with two with 2:42 left. FDU took a 41-35 lead into the locker room thanks to buckets from Timberlake and Trent.
A Drew Shubik three with 15:30 to play had the Pioneers back with one at 47-46, but a three-point play by Trent with 14:20 left built the Knight lead back up to four. A three by Peterson and a jumper by Trent with 12:45 left built the Knight lead to its largest at 55-48.
The Knights extended the lead to 68-59 with a pair of Timberlake free throws with 5:50 to go. After Henley answered with free throws of his own, Trent put FDU back up nine with a long jumper as the shot clock expired to make it 70-61 4:55 to play.
Queenan kept the Pioneers in shouting distance with a three with 3:10 left to cut the FDU lead to 73-67. A Mike Parker layup with 2:07 left made it 74-69. The two teams traded baskets before a pair of free throws by Mensah Peterson put the Knights up 78-71 with 1:38 to play. Jarrid Frye made one of two free throws for the Pioneers to cut the gap to six, but Crosariol hit a pair for FDU to make it 80-72.
Ryon Howard canned a three for the Pioneers with 1:23 to play to cut the lead to 80-75. SHU fouled Trent right off the inbound pass and he made one of two to push the lead back to six for FDU. A Frye layup with 1:09 to play cut the Knight lead to four. Again the Pioneers fouled and this time Peterson made both to make it 83-77 with 1:07 left. Mike Parker missed a three for the Pioneers on the next trip and Gadi Buch was fouled for the Knights on the rebound. He made one of two to effectively put the Pioneers away.
Frye finished the game with 11 points for the Pioneers. To go along with his 32 points, Henley had a career-high 13 rebounds and recorded his second double-double of the season.