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Lafayette nips SHU men at buzzer

Published 7:30 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2012
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Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. -- Bryce Scott hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining to give Lafayette a 72-70 victory over Sacred Heart in a nonconference game Sunday.

The Leopards (4-8), who led 34-31 at halftime, overcame a brilliant second half by Shane Gibson of the Pioneers (2-6), who scored 25 points after being held scoreless in the first half. He made 5 of 8 from 3-point range and 10 of 14 shots overall in the final 20 minutes.

Lafayette's Seth Hinrichs scored 12 of his 15 in the second half, including a 3-pointer for a 69-68 lead with 1:38 left. Louis Montes' jumper put the Pioneers in front at the 22-second mark.

The Leopards scored 18 of the game's first 20 points, but Sacred Heart tied the game at 31 after a 22-6 run, including nine points by Steve Glowiak.

SACRED HEART (2-6)

Montes 3-5 1-2 7, Gibson 10-18 0-1 25, Gaetano 2-5 0-0 5, Swidowski 2-4 0-1 4, Akinpetide 3-6 1-6 7, Abdel Latif 0-1 0-0 0, Greenbacker 4-5 0-0 8, Glowiak 6-11 0-0 14, Tate 0-1 0-0 0, Falzon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-56 2-10 70.

LAFAYETTE (4-8)

Trist 2-8 6-7 10, Giese 4-5 0-0 9, Johnson 3-4 2-2 8, Ptasinski 4-9 2-2 10, Hinrichs 5-14 2-2 15, Scott 2-5 1-2 6, Rufer 1-2 0-0 3, Flannigan 5-6 1-1 11, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Musters 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 14-16 72.

Halftime--Lafayette 34-31. 3-Point Goals--Sacred Heart 8-19 (Gibson 5-9, Glowiak 2-6, Gaetano 1-4), Lafayette 6-21 (Hinrichs 3-7, Rufer 1-1, Giese 1-2, Scott 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Smith 0-1, Ptasinski 0-5). Fouled Out--Giese, Tate. Rebounds--Sacred Heart 34 (Akinpetide 7), Lafayette 26 (Giese, Trist 6). Assists--Sacred Heart 15 (Gaetano 10), Lafayette 19 (Johnson 7). Total Fouls--Sacred Heart 18, Lafayette 12. A--1,017.

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