A rare regular season game took place at the historic Walsh Gymnasium today, right on Seton Hall’s beautiful South Orange campus, the Seton Hall Pirates came out with a double digit win against Staten Island’s very own Wagner College.
In what is best described as a “Battle of Two of the Colleges where Basketball Legend PJ Carlesimo used to Coach”, Seton Hall coasted to a nice 12-3 early in the game, thanks in part to an ankle breaking 3-pointer by Sophomore Khadeen Carrington.
Isaiah Whitehead overall had another impressive day, dropping 18 points for the second time in as many games this season, making a beautiful adjustment to his new position. While Whitehead was clearly the star of the game, transfer student Derrick Gordon came up huge off the bench, scoring 11 in 27 minutes on the court. When the ball was in his hands, it was very similar to the role that Jaren Sina played last year: managing the team on the floor while still being a scoring threat in his own right. If he keeps progressing like this, he may earn himself a starting role.
The second half was much more sloppy than the first, with Wagner coming out strong and the game ended up being much closer than the score would indicate. Just a few minutes after the team came out of the locker room, there was a scary moment when Angel Delgado went down hard on the floor on what appeared to be a non-contact injury, and promptly went back to the locker room. Thankfully, he returned to the court minutes later, avoiding what could have a possibly massive blow to the entire team. Down by 9 with about 3 minutes left, Wagner made a valiant comeback effort, but ultimate fell short with the Pirates taking a 69-59 victory. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Pirates are still undefeated in this very young season.
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It wasn’t perfect, but a win is a win, and our beloved Pirates are 2-0 as they head to South Carolina to take on Long Beach State in the Charleston Classic Tournament, with a chance to meet #6 ranked Virginia in the championship game. Check back later this week for more news from Blue Beard Army.
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