Seton Hall Women's Basketball vs. Farleigh Dickinson
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Seton Hall's Disappointing First Home Game Loss

The Seton Hall Pirates' five-game winning streak came to an end against the Providence Friars in front of a raucous crowd in Walsh Gymnasium. Though the Pirates were unable to seal the deal with a win, they did a decent job of keeping the game close from the 1st quarter to the 4th quarter. This game was filled with a lot of energy and passion, which the players from both sides undoubtedly put out on the court, the Friars would merrily take home a 51-46 win.


The Pirates struggled to find their rhythm in the first half, as their shots from mid range and beyond the arc failed to connect for the most part. They shot 5-17 in the first quarter and 3-15 in the second quarter. 


Despite the fact that the Pirates were unable to complete many shots, they managed to keep the Friars exactly where they wanted them defensively. Seton Hall would force nine turnovers and also two shot clock violations, leaving Providence shooting 10-23. Finding shot’s was quite a challenge for both teams as the first half ended with the Friars leading by a score of 27-20.

Second Half Spark

After some time to reorganize, the Pirates would return with vengeance and were lit like a match. Within the first two minutes of the 3rd quarter Seton hall would put up nine points, keeping Providence at a halt with a 29-27 score. 


Guards Azana Baines, Micah Gray, Amari Wright, forward A'Jah Davis, and Makennah White all contributed to the team's point total in this quarter as it appeared as if the Friars were crumbling. Gray led the quarter with five points including one three-point basket, which would put the Pirates in the lead entering the fourth quarter with a 35-33 score.

Who Wants It More?

The final ten minutes of the game would be a nailbiter, and these ecstatic fans were ready for a battle. Within five minutes of play it was a straight shooting match up, keeping the game neck-and-neck. With 4:47 remained in the game, Providence led 41-40 and called a timeout. It didn't take long for forward Olivia Olsen to make a shot off the glass and put the Friars in control. The Pirates went scoreless for 3:27 until  Baines launched a three-point jumper, giving them hope for a comeback. Unfortunately for Seton Hall, the Friars would come out on top, winning 51-46.

What To Look Out For.


On Wednesday, January 3rd, the 9-4 Seton Hall Pirates will host the 8-5 Villanova Wildcats at Walsh Gymnasium.