Jan. 28, 2010
EMMITSBURG, MD - Freshman Raven Barber scored a career-high 15 points as Mount St. Mary's (6-14, 3-6) took advantage of 22 Sacred Heart University (12-8, 5-4) turnovers and handed the Pioneers a 64-52 setback in a Northeast Conference game Thursday night.
Senior Corey Hassan scored the first five points of the game to go over 1,000 for his Pioneer career, but The Mount used a 19-3 run to open up a 19-8 lead seven minutes in. The Mountaineers took their biggest lead at 33-16 with 6:28 left in the half after a Danny Thompson free throw.
The Pioneers used a 15-4 explosion to close the gap to 37-31 at the intermission. In fact, SHU scored the final eight points of the half in last 1:53. After a Stan Dulaire dunk, the Pioneers got a trey from Ryan Litke, followed by an offensive rebound and layup by Hassan. The senior put the exclamation point on the run by burying a three with :06 left.
Hassan finished the half with 15 points for the Pioneers, who shot 40 percent (12-30) in the period. Raven Barber led Mountaineers with eight.
Litke hit a three to start the second half to cut the Mount lead to three. A Liam Potter dunk with 15:46 to play got the Pioneers all the way back and gave them a 40-39 lead. Hassan followed that with a layup to give SHU a three-point advantage at 42-39 with 13:54 left.
Jean Cajou cut the Pioneer edge to one with a steal and a layup. Kelly Beidler gave the Mountaineers the lead back at 44-42 with a three with 11:30 left in the game. That shot propelled The Mount to a 21-4 run over the next eight minutes that opened up a 62-46 lead and put the Pioneers away.
Litke finished with 11 points for the Pioneers, who shot just 35 percent from the floor (21-60).
Cajou was the only other Mountaineer to score in double figures with 13 points.