FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Sean Hoehn and Mario Matasovic scored 16 points apiece and Sacred Heart pulled away early in second half to beat Central Connecticut State 67-54 on Saturday.
Sacred Heart (8-17, 3-9 Northeast Conference) snapped a five-game losing skid, its longest in nearly three years. CCSU (12-13, 5-7) has lost three straight since winning four in a row.
Hoehn made two 3-pointers and had six assists. Matasovic was 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Kinnon LaRose added 11 points and Joseph Lopez 10 for Sacred Heart.
Tyler Kohl had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead CCSU.
Trailing 30-27 at the break, the Pioneers opened the second half on a 6-0 spurt and led the rest of the way. The Blue Devils pulled to 31-30 with 17:33 remaining, but didn’t get closer while Sacred Heart stretched its lead to 58-45 with four minutes left.