Falzon's second straight 3 gave the Pioneers a 67-66 lead, and Broome made three free throws to stretch it to 70-66. Junior Robinson answered with a 3-pointer to pull the Mountaineers to 70-69.
The teams traded two free throws before Broome made two more to stretch the Pioneers' lead to 74-71. Sacred Heart then chose to immediately foul on the ensuing possession with 4.1 left to avoid a Mountaineers' 3-point attempt. Falzon made two free throws to seal it.
It was tied at 52 with 12:33 to play. Neither team had more than a three-point lead for the next 11 minutes.