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Sacred Heart defeats Fordham 85-73

NEW YORK CITY -- Louis Montes and Tevin Falzon scored 16 points each as Sacred Heart won for the first time this season, defeating cold-shooting Fordham 85-73 on Saturday.

Montes added a season-high 13 rebounds and Falzon 10 as each recorded a double-double. Phil Gaetano added 14 points and Evan Kelley 12 as the Pioneers (1-4) shot 47 percent from the field, forced 18 turnovers and out-rebounded the Rams 49-35.

Fordham (2-2) had the lead early and led by as many as seven points several times in the first half, but hit only 27 of 74 shots.

Jon Severe scored 23 for Fordham and Branden Frazier added 21. The two kept Fordham close during a long stretch of the second half that saw six lead changes and five ties.

Montes hit a pair of free throws and fed Falzon for a jumper as the Pioneers went ahead for good 73-68 at 3:29.