SEATTLE – Twelve total Redhawks scored and all 15 active players saw court time on Thursday night in the Redhawk Center as Seattle University men’s basketball rolled to a 95-67 win over visiting Puget Sound.
Seattle U (1-1) never trailed in the game and would lead by as many as 30 late in the second half.
Myles Carter led all players with 23 points and 12 rebounds for his first double double. The redshirt junior overcame first-half foul trouble to hit 10-for-13 from the field in just 23 minutes of action. He also added three blocks on the night.
The Loggers had four players in double figures, paced by Stellan Roberts’ 14 points.
“We’re such a work in progress right now,” said Head Coach Jim Hayford. “A great effort tonight by Puget Sound showed us how much better we need to be as individuals and collectively. And that will come with more and more familiarity and the guys playing with one another.”
With Seattle U holding an 18-14 lead at the 10:57 mark of the first half, the Redhawks reeled on an 8-0 spurt that opened up the first double-digit lead of the night, 26-14. Following a pair of UPS free throws, Mattia Da Campo scored a bucket and Aaron Nettles hit back-to-back triples to quickly make it an 18-point advantage. SU would stretch the lead to as many as 22 in the first half before taking a 46-26 lead into the break.
The Loggers would get no closer than 14 points in the second half as the Redhawks shot better than 55 percent from the field in the game while holding UPS to just 36 percent.
The game also featured a female official - Crystal Hogan - working her first NCAA Division I men’s basketball game and serving as the only female official in DI men’s basketball this season.
Seattle U continues its 10-game homestand on Sunday, Nov. 11, hosting its Homecoming game against Bryant University. Tip off from the access ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., is scheduled for 7p.m.
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