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Sacred Heart basketball edges Hamden Hall

December 9, 2018

Sacred Heart Greenwich continued its successful start to its basketball season on Saturday, edging visiting Hamden Hall Country Day School, 43-41, in an FAA game.

With the win, the Tigers upped their record to 3-0. The Hornets (2-1) held a 23-18 halftime lead, but the Tigers went ahead at the 11-minute mark of the second half, then held off the visitors in the final seconds.

Senior center Sarah Eckerson scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Sacred Heart. Junior guard Leah Atkins added 10 points for Sacred Heart in its home-opener.

“They were very physical and had a few solid shooters,” Sacred Heart coach Ayo Hart said. “We were neck-and-neck the entire time.”

Eckerson posted her second double-double in three games for the victors. Hamden Hall missed on its 3-point shot as time expired.

On Friday, Sacred Heart topped Canterbury School, 43-27. Senior Ryan Smith led the Tigers with 12 points, seven steals and four assists.

Up next for Sacred Heart is a road game against neighborhood rival Greenwich Academy on Wednesday at 4 p.m.