SHU Men's Basketball Falls To St. John's, 104-82

SHU Men's Basketball Falls To St. John's, 104-82

QUEENS, N.Y. - Sacred Heart University men's basketball lost its third-straight contest as the Pioneers fell to St. John's, 104-82, on the road Saturday evening at Carnesecca Arena. The loss dropped the Pioneers to 4-8 on the year, while the Red Storm improves to 12-0.

The Pioneers had four players score in double-figures with Sean Hoehn leading the way with 16 points. Koreem Ozier added 15 points, while E.J. Anosike and Aaron Clarke scoring 13 points apiece in a losing effort.

SCORE  

St. John's 104 / SHU 82

RECORDS

SHU (4-8) (0-0 NEC) | St. John's (12-0) (0-0 BIG East)

LOCATION

Carnesecca Arena / Queens, N.Y.

PIONEERS STATISTICAL LEADERS

  • Points: Hoehn 16, Ozier 15, Anosike 13, Clarke 13

  • Rebounds: Spellman 12, LaRose 7, Ozier 5

  • Assists: Parker 7, Hoehn 5

  • Steals: Three tied with one

  • Blocks: Spellman 2

FIRST HALF

  • St. John's used the opening 4:35 to go on 23-5 run

  • E.J. Anosike's layup with 14:56 remaining halted the St. John's run

  • Anosike's layup sparked a 22-13 run for the Pioneers to cut the deficit to 36-27 with 8:46 remaining in the half

  • Sean Hoehn, Koreem Ozier and Kinnon LaRose combined to score 16 of the Pioneers' 22 points on the run, with Hoehn's eight leading the way

  • St. John's outscored the Pioneers 17-11 to take a 53-38 lead into the half

SECOND HALF

  • The Pioneers opened the second half with a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 53-45 with 18:16 remaining in regulation

  • The Red Storm answered with a 29-9 run over 7:33 to extend its lead to 82-54 with 10:37 remaining in the contest

  • The Pioneers outscored St. John's 28-22 to close the contest but the Red Storm held on for the 104-82 win

NOTES

  • The Pioneers had four players finish in double-figures (Hoehn 16, Ozier 15, Anosike 13, Clarke 13)

  • Koreem Ozier scored 15 points in his return to the lineup

  • Cameron Parker led SHU with seven assists

  • Jare'l Spellman recorded six points, 12 rebounds and two blocks

  • Spellman has recorded two or more blocks in 11 of 12 games this season

  • St. John's 104 points are the most points the Pioneers have given up all season as no other team has scored more than 93 points against SHU this season

UPCOMING GAME

Sacred Heart will be back in action on Saturday, Dec. 29, when the Pioneers close their non-conference schedule with a contest against UMass Lowell set for 2 p.m.