Hoehn's 29 Points Leads Men's Basketball Past Mount St. Mary's, 87-79

Hoehn's 29 Points Leads Men's Basketball Past Mount St. Mary's, 87-79

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Sacred Heart University men's basketball team was able to outlast Mount St. Mary's in the second half, defeating the Mountaineers 87-79, on the road Thursday evening at Knott Arena. The win improves the Pioneers' record to 9-13 overall and 5-4 in league play, while the Mountaineers drop to 5-17 on the year and and 2-7 in NEC action.

The Pioneers had five players score in double-figures, with Sean Hoehn's game-high 29 points leading the way. Koreem Ozier and E.J. Anosike each tallied 12 points apiece, while Aaron Clakre and Cameron Parker chipped in 10 points apiece as well.

SCORE  

SHU 87 / Mount St. Mary's 79

RECORDS

SHU (9-13) (5-4 NEC) | Mount St. Mary's (5-17) (2-7 NEC)

LOCATION

Knott Arena / Emmitsburg, Md.

PIONEERS STATISTICAL LEADERS

  • Points: Hoehn 29, Ozier 12, Anosike 12, Parker 10, Clarke 10

  • Rebounds: Spellman 12, Anosike 8

  • Assists: Three tied with three

  • Steals: Six tied with one

  • Blocks: Spellman 5

FIRST HALF

  • Mount opened the contest with a 6-2 run, before the Pioneers responded with an 8-0 run to take a 10-6 lead with 15:39 remaining in the half

  • Mount St. Mary's responded with a 9-2 run to hold a 15-12 lead with 13:03 left in the half

  • After SHU took a 16-15 lead with 12:17 remaining in the half, Mount St. Mary's went on a 7-3 run to hold a 22-19 lead over the Pioneers with 9:33 remaining

  • With SHU trailing 27-24 with 6:59 remaining, the Pioneers went on a 7-0 run to take a 31-27 lead with 5:30 left in the half

  • The Mount went on a 7-2 run to take a narrow 34-33 lead over the Pioneers with 3:53 remaining

  • The Pioneers used the final 3:40 of the half to outscore the Mountaineers 8-4 to take a 41-41 tie into halftime

  • Sean Hoehn scored a game-high 12 points in the first half

SECOND HALF

  • With SHU leading 45-43, the Mountaineers went on a 7-0 run to take a 50-45 lead with 16:31 remaining in the half

  • The Pioneers immediately responded with a swift 11-0 run over 2:03 of play to take a 56-50 lead over Mount St. Mary's

  • Three different Pioneers hit a three-pointer on three consecutive possessions, with Jare'l Spellman's three-pointer capping the run

  • The Mountaineers responded with a 7-1 run to tie the contest at 57-57 with 10:35 remaining

  • With the score tied at 57-57, the Pioneers went on a 10-3 run to take a 67-63 lead with 7:38 remaining in regulation

  • After Mount St. Mary's cut the SHU lead to 70-66 with 5:58 remaining, the Pioneers went on an 11-6 run to take a 78-70 lead with 3:26 remaining in regulation

  • The Mountaineers cut it as close as 83-79, but it wasn't enough as the Pioneers held on for the 87-79 win

NOTES

  • The win marks SHU's fifth NEC win of the season, tying last season's conference-win total

  • The Pioneers had five players finish in double-digits (Hoehn 29, Ozier 12, Anosike 12, Clarke 10, Parker 10)

  • Hoehn's 29 points marks the 20th time this season he has scored in double-figures and eighth time this season that he has scored 20+ in a contest

  • Hoehn's 29 points gives him a total of 1,184 for his career, placing him 32nd all-time on the program's scoring list

  • Koreem Ozier added 12 points, knocking down four three-pointers in the process

  • Ozier's 12 points marks the ninth time he has scored in double-figures in 13 games and second time in back-to-back contests

  • E.J. Anosike tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists in the win

  • Anosike has scored in double-figures in 12 of SHU's last 15 contests

  • Aaron Clarke added 10 points off the bench, making it the fourth time in six games that he has done so

  • Cameron Parker tallied 10 points, scoring eight from the free-throw line

  • Jare'l Spellman added five points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in the win

  • Spellman has led SHU in blocks in 20 of the 22 games this season

  • Spellman has registered three or more blocks in 11 contests this season

  • Spellman has totaled 19 blocks in his last four games

UPCOMING GAME

Sacred Heart will be back in action on Sat. Feb. 2, when the Pioneers play host to NEC-foe St. Francis Brooklyn 3:30 p.m.