St.Francis Brooklyn (5-8,1-1 NEC) lost to the Sacred Heart Pioneers (4-9, 2-0 NEC) 66-65, ending their three game winning streak.
Brent Jones drove the ball down the full length of the court with five seconds left as he missed a layup that would have won the game for SFC. The ball hit off the front of the rim.
The Terriers bench had key contributions in this game as Sophomore guard P.J. Santavenere connected on two three-point field goals and senior point guard Dre Calloway, chipped in with six points. SFC pushed the lead to 30-15 with 9:16 to go in the first half.
SFC turned the ball over eight times in the first half which the Pioneers used to their advantage. Sacred Heart stayed within reach, ending the first half with a 7-0 run to bring it within five, 33-28.
The Terriers started the second half with six straight points courtesy of Akeem Johnson as well as Aleksander Isailovic adding a three-point field goal with 16:42 to go in the second half, giving the Terriers a 44-35 advantage.
With three minutes to go in the second half the game was still up for the taking. Shane Gibson continued to hurt the Terriers late in the game and delivered the free throws that decided the end result capping off a 28 point night to go along with five rebounds.
The two big men for SFC, Cannon and Johnson combined for 37 points and 22 rebounds. Cannon recorded his sixth double-double on the season. On Thursday the Terriers will return home to host Mount St. Mary. Sacred Heart plays Central Connecticut on the road.