The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action on Tuesday to take on the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors in the Pearl Harbor Invitational. The Pirates came in at 5-2 while Hawai’i came in at 4-3. The Pirates would end up coming away with a 68-57 victory over the Rainbow Warriors.
The Pirates scored the first 7 points of the game with the highlight being a three pointer from Khadeen Carrington. Hawai’i would fight back and take a two point lead with 14 minutes to go in the first half. The Pirates would retake the lead and build on it. With 4:26 remaining in the first half, a Myles Powell free throw gave SHU an 11 point lead. Desi Rodriguez provided a few highlights in the first half with a pair of dunks. The Pirates would take a 33-25 lead into halftime.
The Rainbow Warriors were led by Gibson Johnson who had 7 points and 4 rebounds in the first half. Noah Allen led the way on the boards with 6 rebounds. Brocke Stepteau and Jack Purchase each had 5 points for Hawai’i. The Rainbow Warriors shot 25% from the field and 26.7% from beyond the arc in the first half.
Seton Hall was led by Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado in the first half. Rodriguez had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals in the first half. Angel Delgado had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington chipped in 6 points and 2 steals. The Pirates shot 42.3% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc in the first half.
The Pirates were in control throughout the second half. They built their lead and protected it. Hawai’i had a few runs but could never get within striking distance. Seton Hall took its largest lead of the game off of a beautiful step back three pointer from Khadeen Carrington. The Pirates would ultimately go on to defeat Hawai’i 68-57.
Hawai’i was led by Brocke Stepteau who had 17 points. Gibson Johnson added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Jack Purchase chipped in 8 points and 4 rebounds while Larry Lewis Jr. added 7 points. The Rainbow Warriors shot 32.1% from the field and 32% from beyond the arc.
The Pirates were led by Khadeen Carrington who had 19 points. Angel Delgado had a big game with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Desi Rodriguez and Madison Jones each had 11 points for the Hall. Myles Powell chipped in 7 points and 3 steals. The Pirates shot 48.1% from the field and 46.2% from beyond the arc.
With the loss the Rainbow Warriors fall to 4-4 on the season. They will take on Princeton today in their second game of the Pearl Harbor Invitational. With the victory the Pirates improve to 6-2 on the season. They will take on the Cal Golden Bears today in Hawai’i.
Check out the PPI below to see which players stood out. The game today tips off at 7 pm EST on FS1. We will have full coverage of that game. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.