SEATTLE – Six players scored in double figures and all 13 suited Redhawks saw the court Wednesday night as Seattle U men’s basketball collected its fourth consecutive win, a 107-72 final over Northwest University.
The Redhawks move to 7-2 on the season, continuing their best start in more than a decade.
Terrell Brown led the way with 26 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. The junior guard shot 10-13 from the field and 6-7 from the free-throw line. Myles Carter collected his fourth double-double of the year, finishing with 12 points and 14 boards. The big man also had a career-high seven blocks.
“The final score was not indicative of the game,” said Head Coach Jim Hayford. “Northwest played really hard, but we were able to pull away late. We will need to play with much more urgency and energy on Saturday (against Eastern Washington).
“Terrell really stood out and did a great job and I’m pleased with how well Morgan is shooting the ball,” Hayford continued. “Matej gave us a great physical presence inside and Myles was a great anchor to our defense.”
The Redhawks struggled to shake the Eagles in the first half and took just a 45-35 lead into the break.
With greater urgency and better shooting in the second, Seattle U would eventually break the game open. After Northwest had cut the Redhawk lead to nine, 65-56, with 10:32 to play, Kavas would hit a triple, Hopkins would follow with back-to-back threes and Means hit a driving layup to make it a 17-point, 746-59 lead just inside nine minutes on the clock.
The Redhawks would extend the lead to 20 points on a Brown and-one with 7:07 to play and the spread would surpass 30 points in the waning minutes. A Brown fast break dunk off a steal in the back court made for an even 100 points on the scoreboard at the 2:37 mark.
Seattle U’s homestand continues on Saturday, Dec. 1 as they host cross-state Eastern Washington. Tip off from the Redhawk Center is scheduled for 5 p.m. The game will also stream live on the WAC Digital Network.