Seton Hall Women's Basketball vs. Farleigh Dickinson
Seton Hall's Micah Gray ties up FDU's Abaigeal Babore. (Photo by Christopher Shannon - JSN)

Seton Hall Pirates Conquer Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

On Monday evening, the Seton Hall Pirates women's basketball team defeated the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights by a score of 67-27. The Pirates demonstrated their outstanding defensive abilities in this game, keeping FDU on lock and preventing them from getting many field goal opportunities. In the first quarter, it was a slight struggle to find pathways and openings for shots due to the strong defense displayed by both teams.

The Knights did perform some tight coverage in the start as the first basket was not scored for the first two minutes of the game, but no need to fear because Seton Hall imminently found how to work their way around their dilemma and started to put numbers on the board. The Pirates ended the quarter with a 12-5 lead and would take over from there.

Sophomore Micah Gray continues to flourish for the Pirates, finishing with a game-high of 17 points and a career-best eight rebounds. Gray was not hesitant with her shot, especially from behind the arc as she would complete three of five three-point shots.

In the second quarter, Seton Hall had a Gray and guard Kae Satterfield combo that would run the court and continue to keep their foot on the pedal. Satterfield contributed significantly during this stretch, scoring eight points to push their lead to 30 points before halftime. She finished the game with a season high of 13 points and five rebounds.

Lops and Harvey-Carr Here for a Reason

After halftime was over, it was strictly business for these two Pirates, who showed off their offensive prowess both getting double digit points and finishing with season high moments. Forward I’yanna Lops was a non-stop bucket herself and dominated the second half, making five out of five field goals, grabbing three rebounds and swatting two shots. Almost every time the rock was in her hands it was a guaranteed bucket and did not seem as if the Knights could stop her as she would continue to give no mercy offensively and defensively. Lops finished with 14 points on five-of-six shots taken, six rebounds, and a season-high five blocks.

Forward Brazil Harvey-Carr has appeared in three games this season, and on Monday she showed Seton Hall and FDU what she's capable of. Harvey-Carr reached 12 points, two offensive boards, and two steals. She appeared in the game with 2:56 left in the 1st quarter. She began slowly, like the rest of the Pirates, with little opportunities for shots and searching for ways to get around the Knights' tight defense.

After 15 minutes for the Hall to decompress and rethink some strategies it was go time, not just for the team but for Brazil Harvey Carr as well. In the 2nd half she was 4-6 with field goal shots and 2-3 from the three-point range. In those 18 minutes played, the crowd witnessed a fiery transfer that is on this Seton Hall roster looking to do some damage.

What's Next for the Pirates?

The Pirates undoubtedly showed what they have ready in store for other teams, a powerful offense and a never say die mentality. On Saturday, the Hall will be home again taking on the 9-0 University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels. Can these feisty Pirates take down the undefeated Rebels? Stay tuned for the match up.