Sacred Heart vs. Long Island: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Sacred Heart vs. Long Island: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Sacred Heart 68
(9-19, 3-12 away)
Long Island 70
(16-13, 10-4 home)
Venue: Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 28, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Sacred Heart 33 35 68
Long Island 38 32 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Sacred Heart S Gibson 25 T Falzon 7 P Gaetano 11
Long Island E Reed 18 J Olasewere 13 J Brickman 12

Sacred Heart faced off with Long Island on Thursday, Feb. 28 and lost by a slim margin to the Blackbirds 70-68 in conference play. The Pioneers tie the season series against Long Island at 1-1 with the loss. The Pioneers were paced by Shane Gibson, who put up a game-high 25 points, with 15 coming from three-point range. Phil Gaetano had one point and added 11 assists. Jamal Olasewere recorded a double-double for the Blackbirds on 16 points and 13 rebounds. Next up for Sacred Heart (9-19, 7-10 NEC) is St. Francis (NY) (11-17, 7-10 NEC) on Saturday, Mar. 2 on the road.

Sacred Heart Game Notes

  • The Pioneers have been unlucky eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Sacred Heart is 27-34 in close games.
  • Sacred Heart has lost 83 percent of the time this season (2-10) after recording 68 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 17 or more assists this season, Sacred Heart has lost 91 percent of the time (1-10).
  • When the opposition records 38 or more rebounds this season, Sacred Heart has lost 89 percent of the time (1-8).
  • When the opposition records eight or more steals this season, Sacred Heart has lost 81 percent of the time (3-13).
  • The Pioneers have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past four games.
  • Sacred Heart has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Shane Gibson accounted for 36.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Shane Gibson has led the team in scoring in 20 out of 28 games this season.
  • Tevin Falzon has led the team in rebounding in three out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the 52nd 20-point game of Shane Gibson's career.
  • Shane Gibson has 17 straight double-digit point games.
  • This game was the 11th double-digit assist game of Phil Gaetano's career.
  • Louis Montes has eight straight double-digit point games.

Long Island Game Notes

  • The Blackbirds won this one, but have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Long Island is 27-22 in close games.
  • Jamal Olasewere recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 12.
  • The top two scorers (E.J. Reed and Jamal Olasewere) accounted for 48.5 percent of the points.
  • Jamal Olasewere accounted for 34.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • E.J. Reed has led the team in scoring three times in 29 games this season.
  • Jamal Olasewere has led the team in rebounding 21 times in 29 games this season.
  • This game was the 20th double-digit assist game of Jason Brickman's career.
  • C.J. Garner has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Jamal Olasewere recorded the 30th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jamal Olasewere recorded a double-double. It was his ninth this season and 28th of his career.
  • Jamal Olasewere set a career high with 12 defensive rebounds.
SHU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AShane Gibson322511104
BPhil Gaetano311411003
BLouis Montes271321021
B-Steve Glowiak301320001
C+Tevin Falzon26670112
C+M. Abdel Latif18250011
C+Lewis Cramer25811101
C+N. Greenbacker7041000
-De`Aires Tate4000001
LIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJamal Olasewere3416134205
AE.J. Reed211850002
AJason Brickman363112101
AC.J. Garner351531311
BTroy Joseph24950211
BKenny Onyechi9240010
C+B. Thompson21530000
CBooker Hucks15220010
-Gerrell Martin5000000

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