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Sacred Heart beats Columbia 60-55

Dec 1, 2009 - 2:05 AM FAIRFIELD, Conn.(AP) -- Corey Hassan and Ryan Litke scored 19 points apiece to lead Sacred Heart to a 60-55 win over Columbia on Monday night.

Litke scored eight of his 19 points in the game's final 3:49, including knocking down a pair of 3s, to seal the win for Sacred Heart.

Hassan, who came into the game with five straight 20-plus point performances (averaging 26 points per game), also grabbed 11 rebounds for the Pioneers (3-3).

Sacred Heart, which snapped a three-game losing skid with the win, has won three straight against Columbia and evened the all-time series at 4-4.

The Pioneers went 10-for-24 from beyond the arc (41.7 percent), while the Lions went just 3-for-11 (27.3 percent). Sacred Heart also won the rebounding battle 33-24.

Noruwa Agho paced the Lions (2-3) with 16 points, Brian Grimes added 13 and Patrick Foley had 10.