Nov. 22, 2004
WEST POINT, NY - Junior center Kibwe Trim scored 16 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to lead Sacred Heart University to a 67-52 win over Army in a non-conference men's basketball game Monday night.
Sacred Heart, 1-1, came out red hot from the outside, using the three-pointer to take an early 16-5 lead. The shooting hands got cold, however, and Army took advantage. The Black Knights went on a 12-0 run, capped by a three-pointer by sophomore guard Matt Bell, to take the lead 17-16 with 9:00 left in the half.
Not to be outdone, the young Pioneer squad used stifling defense and a couple of big blocked shots that resulted in some easy buckets and a 10-0 run of its own to go up 26-17. The Pioneers rode that streak to lead 29-21 at the intermission. Army turned the ball over 14 times in the first half and the Pioneers scored 13 points off those miscues.
The Pioneers used a 14-7 run in the first five minutes of the second half to open up a 44-28 lead. The Black Knights weren't quite ready to go quietly, however, and cut the SHU lead to seven at 46-39 on a three-pointer by Colin Harris with 11:02 to play.
Sacred Heart went back to its bread and butter to retake control of the game, working the ball inside to Trim and sophomore forward Joey Henley. With 7:36 left a Trim layup off another Army turnover had the Pioneers back on top 53-39 and Army would never threaten again.
Henley finished the game with 14 points for the Pioneers, while freshman Drew Shubik was in double figures for the first time in his collegiate career with 11.
Bell led the Black Knights with a game-high 26 points. Army finished the game with 21 turnovers.