Ozier scores 21, Mount St. Mary’s beats Sacred Heart 58-53

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)Koreem Ozier scored 21 points, E.J. Anosike added 13 points and Sacred Heart beat Mount St. Mary’s 58-53 on Thursday.

Anosike also had six rebounds, narrowly missing his eighth straight double-double. He entered ranked seventh in the nation with 11.5 rebounds per game, and fifth with 12 double-doubles.

Jare’l Spellman blocked four shots for Sacred Heart (13-9, 6-3 Northeast Conference), which won for just the 12th time in the 40-game series. He has 152 career blocks after setting a program record with 96 last season.

Sacred Heart went on an 11-0 run for a 26-15 lead and it was 31-20 at the break after holding Mount St. Mary’s to 21.4% shooting.

Vado Morse led Mount St. Mary’s (9-12, 5-3) with 20 points and four 3-pointers. Damian Chong Qui added 16 points. The Mountaineers, who had their four-game winning streak end, shot just 34% with seven of their 18 made field goals coming from 3-point range.

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