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Mount St. Mary’s falls to Sacred Heart in final seconds of NEC quarterfinal

Jare’l Spellman’s put-back basket in the final seconds lifted Sacred Heart to a 61-59 victory over Mount St. Mary’s in their Northeast Conference tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night.

The Mount (11-21) tied the score at 59-all with two free throws from Damian Chong Qui, but the Pioneers (20-12) won it after Spellman cleaned up a miss from teammate Aaron Clarke and scored his only two points of the contest.

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Chong Qui finished with 18 points for the Mountaineers, who came into the NEC tourney as the No. 6 seed. E.J Anosike had 16 points and 15 rebounds for No. 3 Sacred Heart, and Koreem Ozier added 15 points. Clarke finished with 13 points.

Nana Opoku scored 11 for MSM and Chong Qui collected seven assists.

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