FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Shane Gibson scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures as Sacred Heart defeated Robert Morris 84-75 on Saturday.
The Pioneers had their best shooting game of the season, making 61.9 percent from the field (26 of 42). The 84 points was the most in a regular season game this year for the Pioneers, who averaged 65.8 points per game coming in.
Nick Greenbacker added 17 points, Chris Evans had 14, Evan Kelley 13 and Stan Dulaire 10 for the Pioneers (9-12, 4-6 Northeast Conference), who snapped a five-game home losing streak against conference foes.
The Pioneers took their biggest lead of the game at 52-38 with 11:54 to play. Sacred Heart made 26 of 32 free throw attempts (81.3 percent), including 15 of 16 in the final 2 minutes.
Jones scored 22 points, Karon Abraham added 19, Lawrence Bridges had 12 and Gary Wallace 11 for the Colonials (9-12, 5-5).