Seattle U Roundball Roundup: A tale of two blowouts

#21 Powell beats a defender to the rim. Photo Credit Sarah Finney

Seattle U Roundball Roundup: A tale of two blowouts

The Seattle University Redhawks went on the road last week in a trip that saw them destroy the Chicago State Cougars and yet again get beat up by the University of Missouri, Kansas City Kangaroos.  Neither of these game were even close as we got to see the Redhawks at their best and worst this week. Seattle U is now 12-12 overall and that record seems to match their inconsistent level of play.

@Chicago St, W 90-65

Senior forward William Powell took over as he scored 24 points and pulled down 10 boards en route to a dominating effort against the Chicago State Cougars (6-20). The Redhawks led by just 3 points at halftime. But Powell kicked it in overdrive in the 2nd half powering the Redhawks to a 14-0 run with 5:16 to go in the game.

Freshman Matej Kavas added 18 points and the sophomore guard from Bellevue had 5 three-pointers (17 total) to help Seattle U find the win. The Redhawks made 13 of 26 3-pointers and shot 57.9 percent overall.

@ UMKC, L 102-72

The University of Missouri, Kansas City (14-13) beat the Redhawks earlier this year in a hard fought game, unfortunately, in the rematch the Redhawks got run out of the gym with a 30 point loss.  Kyle Steward scored 20 points, Isaiah Ross added 16 more to earn UMKC the victory.  This was the 1st time in 8 years that the Kangaroos have gone into triple digits (non-overtime).

The complete lack of defense was evident as the Redhawks only had 3 steals and zero blocks. The boys in red were out rebounded too 23-35. This was not a good matchup and proved again that without the 7’2 Aaron Menzies, Seattle U lacks the inside presence needed to match up against larger foes.

SSU Player of the Week

Bellevue High’s Zach Moore had yet another amazing week. Moore had 17 points against Chicago St and 18 vs UMKC. He went 9-19 from 3 point range showing his deadly sharpshooter skills that have been of value to this team all season long.

Next Side Up

Thu,

Feb 16

Grand Canyon Connolly Complex (Seattle, Wash.) 7:00 p.m.
Connolly Complex (Seattle, Wash.)
Sat,

Feb 18

CSU Bakersfield Connolly Complex (Seattle, Wash.) 7:00 p.m.
Connolly Complex (Seattle, Wash.)

 

Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
CSU Bakersfield 8-1 17-7
New Mexico State 8-2 22-4
Grand Canyon 6-3 17-9
UMKC 6-4 14-13
Seattle 4-5 12-12
Utah Valley 3-6 11-13
UT Rio Grande Valley 2-8 10-17
Chicago State 1-9 6-21
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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