On Sunday afternoon, Seton Hall took over the Bryant Bulldogs at their own home court after coming off an unfortunate loss to Columbia University two days before. Back at Walsh Gymnasium for the second home game of the season, the fighting Pirates were back in business as they defeated the Bulldogs with a score of 73-45. The Pirates' offensive prowess and impressive coordination were on full display in this battle, which also highlighted their roster of shooters.
The Pirates were in full beast mode, with double-digit shot attempts in each quarter and a shot completion rate of slightly over 50%. Also can't leave out how it was pouring rain with three pointers all night in the gym, which became especially heavy in the third quarter thanks to Sophomore guard Micah Gray, who finished with a game high of 22 points, six of which were three point baskets. As a team, Seton Hall ended with 30 shots made out of 59 attempts. Right behind Gray was graduate student Kae Satterfield, who reached double digit points with a total of 10 to help the squad.
Seton Hall put on a great show for their home crowd, which was well deserved following their heartbreaking loss to the Columbia Lions. One note to take from these new Pirates is that they know how to work together and find ways to get ahead. They had 17 assists as a team, compared to the Bulldogs' seven, and eight of those assists came from senior guard Amari Wright, who was a tremendous help in this game. She was also a standout for the Pirates, finishing with seven points and three steals.
The collaboration did not stop there, as Seton Hall's defense was also on point, recording 30 turnovers, the most this season, and 14 steals. Freshman guard Savannah Catalon, recorded 3 of those steals with 7 points and 3 assists. Catalon is a brand-new Pirate from Burleson, Texas. She has been a valuable asset of the team in the first three games of the season, a talented and skilled athlete with great potential.
On Wednesday, the 15th, Seton Hall will prepare to face arch rival Rutgers in Walsh Gymnasium. These two teams have met 47 times, with Rutgers taking the bulk of the victories and Seton Hall only winning 11 games. The Pirates' last victory over the Scarlet Knights came last year, when Seton Hall won 75-57. Both teams with a record of 2-1, Seton Hall is looking to take over Rutgers and send them back home with a loss. STAY TUNED.
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