Health returns to the Redhawks just in time to down UMKC 69-64

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The Seattle Redhawks welcomed back a host of hobbling Hawks on Thursday as they downed the University of Missouri at Kansas City Roos by a score of 69-65. The game was neck and neck with neither team having a lead of more than 6 points the entire game. The game changed hands 7 times, but when it mattered most, Seattle U’s defense came up big to shut down the visitors.

The Roos were held to just 35% shooting from the field and just 6-23 from 3 point land. The Redhawks would get 5 steals and 3 blocks on the day to further confound UMKC.

Recently returning from the IR, Matej Kavas made an appearance. He was still visibly hobbling and his minutes were limited. Recent recipients of the injury bug, Aaron Nettles and Delonte Jones were eased back in to play as well.

Leading the Redhawks was sophomore guard, Terrell Brown who would score 21 points and grab 8 assists. He was supported on the boards by Mattia DeCampo who would pull down 10 boards. Myles Carter and Morgan Means would help keep a taller Roos squad off the ball with 7 and 8 rebounds respectfully.

Carter had a bit of a down game on offense; however, he would keep out of foul trouble and force 3 fouls on the Roos. Six of his ten points came from the stripe. Means would make up for the lack of scoring breaking out of his recent slump to score 18.

It is an uphill climb for the Redhawks who are only 2-9 in the WAC with just 5 games left. However, if they run the table, they could slip into the WAC tournament. And with a team finally healthy, they could make some noise.

Up next on Saturday, is the woeful Chicago State, who has yet to win a WAC game.

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