SEATTLE - (Dec. 10) Shooting a blistering 61 percent in the first half, including 7-of-11 (64 percent) from beyond the arc, the Seattle University men’s basketball team built a 48-26 halftime lead and never looked back in a 90-49 win over visiting University of Great Falls Saturday night at the Connolly Complex.
The game was the third of a current eight-game home stand for the Redhawks (4-5) and the first since a five-day break from action for finals week.
All 12 active Redhawks saw at least 10 minutes of action and all 12 scored as the squad dropped a season-high 90 points. Redshirt freshman Matej Kavas led four players in double-figures, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-8 from the field.
Sophomore Zack Moore had 12 points on four triples, William Powell added 11 points and Brendan Westendorf had 10. Freshman Mattia Da Campo led the team in rebounds with seven while three different players dished four assists apiece.
Seattle U never trailed and built a double-digit lead, 14-4, just six minutes into play as Moore hit the first of his four threes. Holding a 19-7 advantage, Great Falls scored five straight points on back-to-back buckets, but Moore hit another three to kickstart a 19-9 run that opened up a 22-point advantage, 38-16, with 6:34 remaining in the half.
The teams traded buckets for the remainder of the period and the Redhawks took a 48-26 lead into the break.
Holding the Argos to just 23 percent from the field in the second half, Seattle U went to its bench as reserves turned in quality minutes and starters got some quality rest.
The homestand continues on Monday as the Redhawks host Arkansas Pine-Bluff in the Connolly Complex. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.