FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Sean Hoehn finished with 23 points and Koreem Ozier and E.J. Anosike combined for 25 of their 28 points in the first half when Sacred Heart took a huge lead it rode to a 98-70 win over Bryant on Saturday.
Ozier scored 14 of his 16 points and Anosike 11 of his 12 in the first half — Hoehn had nine — when the Pioneers took a 51-27 lead into halftime. Jare'l Spellman finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds and Cameron Parker had 11 points and 12 assists.
The Pioneers (7-10, 3-1 Northeast) shot 53 percent and made 32-of-39 free throws compared to 19 of 30 for the Bulldogs, who made only 1 of 13 from 3-point range.
"They're a tough matchup for us, especially with a one-day prep," said Bryant coach Jared Grasso, whose team played at Mount St. Mary's on Thursday night. "Their guys played really well and we couldn't guard them today. I put a lot of it on us. I don't know how prepared we were; it looked like we were running in mud to start the game. You could use the excuse of the long trip, but I don't buy into that."
Joe Kasperzyk tied his career-high with 21 points and Nino Hernandez scored a personal-best 14, both coming off the bench, to lead the Bulldogs (5-10, 2-2).
Bryant returns home for its next four games, beginning with a contest next Saturday at 4 p.m. against Robert Morris.