Redhawks Roundball Roundup: Seattle U gets burned on trip to the desert

Brendan Westendorf goes for a layup and 15 total points. Photo Credit: Sarah Finney

Redhawks Roundball Roundup: Seattle U gets burned on trip to the desert

After coming out to a hot start in the 1st half, the Seattle University Redhawks somehow let the game slip away in the final seconds as Grand Canyon University’s Joshua Braun would sink 2 excruciating free throws with 15 seconds left to win the game for the Antelopes. Freshman Mataj Kavas missed a 3-point attempt with :04 left but the entire last 50 seconds saw the wheels come off the Redhawks offense.

The Antelopes  Joshua Braun and DeWayne Russell each had 19 points to lead Grand Canyon. The Antelopes shot 35.2 percent from the field (19 of 54), but hit 9 of 31 from 3-point range.

The shooting for Seattle was not that much better as the Redhawks shot 46.2 percent from the field (24 of 52), including 8 of 24 from long range. Kavas finished with 16 points off the bench to lead Seattle U (9-10, 1-3), with Brendan Westendorf adding 15 points

WAC 1 2 T
SEA 28 31 59
GCU 22 39 61

SSU player of the week

#5 Kavas has added a spark of the bench these last few weeks. Photo Credit: Sarah Finney

This was a tough loss for the Redhawks. Senior Brendan Westendorf and freshman Matej Kavas gave it their all, but we award the player of the week to forward William Powell.

The 6’6 senior led the team again in rebounds (9) and assists (6). All year long, Powell has done the dirty work so that others could get the the glory. The workhorse is in need of recognition, so this week, we give him kudos.

Just the stats


  • Points per game: 15.4  Brendan Westendorf
  • Assists per game: 3.5 William Powell
  • Rebounds per game: 4.9 William Powell


Leading the team in assists and rebounds per game William Powell had a solid game. Photo Credit: Sarah Finney
  • Points per game: 71.7
  • Rebounds per game: 35.5
  • Assists per game: 16.3
  • Points allowed per game: 72

Next side up

Thu,  Jan 26        New Mexico State        KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.)          7:00 p.m.

Sat,  Jan 28         UTRGV              KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.)          7:00 p.m.


New Mexico State 5-0 18-2
Grand Canyon 3-1 13-7
CSU Bakersfield 3-1 12-7
UT Rio Grande Valley 2-3 10-12
UMKC 2-3 9-12
Seattle 1-3 9-10
Utah Valley 1-3 9-10
Chicago State 1-4 6-16



Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.


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