FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Kyle Vinales scored 28 points and Joe Efese came off the bench to record a rarity Saturday as Central Connecticut State defeated Sacred Heart 80-72.
Efese scored a career-high 21 points off the bench and blocked eight shots. The last player to have at least 20 points and eight blocks off the bench in a Division I game was Kenny George of UNC Asheville on Nov. 17, 2007.In a close game throughout, CCSU (11-15, 7-8 Northeast Conference) led 37-35 at halftime, then outscored Pioneers (9-17, 7-8) 43-37.Vinales' 28 points (21 in the second half) came on 8-of-20 shooting, including three 3-pointers. He was 9 for 9 at the foul line. Matt Hunter had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double. Brandon Peel added 15 points.Steve Glowiak led the Pioneers with 21 points. Louis Montes and Shane Gibson each posted 14-point, 10-rebound double-doubles.
Joe Efese of Central Connecticut St. had 21 points and eight blocks off the bench on Saturday against Sacred Heart. The last player to have at least 20 points and eight blocks off the bench in a Division I game was Kenny George of UNC-Asheville on Nov. 17, 2007.