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

Long Island squared off with Sacred Heart on Thursday, Feb. 28 and edged the Pioneers 70-68 in conference action. The Blackbirds tie the season series against Sacred Heart at 1-1 with the win. Jamal Olasewere picked up a double-double in the Blackbirds win including 16 points and 13 rebounds. E.J. Reed had a team-high 18 points and added five rebounds. For the Pioneers, Shane Gibson got a game-high 25 points, including 5-of-10 shooting from three-point range. Long Island (16-13, 11-6 NEC) welcomes Quinnipiac (15-14, 11-6 NEC) on Saturday, Mar. 2.

Long Island Game Notes

  • The last time LIU started the season 16-13 was 2008.
  • The Blackbirds have won four close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Long Island is 27-22 in close games.
  • The Blackbirds have won 91 percent of the time this season (10-1) after recording 38 or more rebounds.
  • LIU has won 90 percent of the time this season (9-1) when opponents record 68 or fewer total points.
  • This season Long Island has won 71 percent of the time (10-4) when C.J. Garner has 15 points or more, 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Jamal Olasewere plays 34 minutes or more, and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Troy Joseph has five rebounds or more.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--LIU has a 9.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • 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 in three out of 29 games this season.
  • Jamal Olasewere has led the team in rebounding in 21 out of 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 had a career high with 12 defensive rebounds.

Sacred Heart Game Notes

  • The Pioneers have lost eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Sacred Heart is 27-34 in close games.
  • This loss extended the Pioneers losing streak to six games.
  • Shane Gibson accounted for 36.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Shane Gibson has led the team in scoring 20 times in 28 games this season.
  • Tevin Falzon has led the team in rebounding three times in 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.
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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