February 12, 2013

Pioneers Deliver Swanson 400th Victory

Fairfield, Conn. (February 12, 2012)—Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) lit up the scoreboard Tuesday night with 21 points as the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball team earned Head Coach Ed Swanson his 400th career victory by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson 80-48 at home in the William H. Pitt Center.  The red hot Pioneers are now on a seven-game win streak, making them 16-7 overall and 8-3 in conference.

Evans was one of three Pioneers in double-digit scoring. Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) reached 14, while Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.) posted 10.

The Pioneers opened with a six points before allowing Fairleigh Dickinson a bucket. With SHU up 10-4, the Knights kicked off a seven-point run to take their first lead 11-10.

With the score knotted at 16, Evans landed a jumper starting the Pioneers' six-point run to give SHU the lead they would never relinquish, 22-16, lead with six minutes left in the first half.

The Knights remained close, but with Sacred Heart up by four, with a little over three minutes in the half, Evans, who had 13 points in the first, laid one in to start Sacred Heart on a 11-1 run that sent them into halftime with a 37-23 lead.

The Pioneers continued to dominate in the second half taking a 38-point lead with 3:50 left in the game with Blair Koniszewski's (Vienna, Va.) trey from the top of the key.

Sacred Heart continues the home stand next weekend, taking on Robert Morris on Saturday for Think Pink Day and Saint Francis U on Monday.