The Boxers didn’t make it easy, but the Redhawks knocked off Pacific 115-81 Tuesday in Seattle. The Redhawks used a dominating second half where they out scored the Boxers 62 to 37 to secure the win.
The first half saw Pacific employ a full court press and trapping defense. This led to Seattle having 10 first half turnovers, and a sloppy opening 20 minutes. The aggressive play by the Boxers did end up leading to a lot of fouls, to the point where Seattle took as many FTs(28) as they did shots from the field.
Pacific was able to stay in the game due to their 3 point shooting. They made 8 more 3s than the Redhawks, shooting 32% behind the arc. However, Seattle’s 82% from the FT line helped give them the 53-44 lead heading into half.
Myles Carter was the driving force for Seattle all night long. The Redhawks big man finished the night with 37 points, on 11-12 shooting. He also had a fantastic game from the free throw line where he shot 88%. Terrell Brown, who is averaging 23.7 ppg, added 19 points in the victory.
With the win, Coach Jim Hayford gets his 40th career win. He has spent time with Sioux Falls, Whitworth, Eastern Washington and Seattle over his career. Hayford didn’t want to take all of the credit for those wins though.
“Players win games, I’ve had a lot of great players and then I’ve had a lot of great assistant coaches.”
Seattle has a tough stretch of games coming up. They will travel to the Carrier Dome to take on Syracuse 11/16 before taking on Ole Miss 11/19. Both games are apart of the NIT Season Tip-Off series. The Redhawks are yet to win a game over a fellow division 1 team, they sit at 0-2 with losses to Washington State and Eastern Washington.