The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action today as they took on the St. John’s Red Storm at the Prudential Center. The Pirates needed to get back in the win column after dropping 3 consecutive games. Seton Hall would come away with an 86-73 victory and improve to 3-4 in conference play.
The first half was all Pirates. Seton Hall led St. John’s by as much as 22 points in the first half. Angel Delgado and Myles Powell were both effective and involved early and often. Khadeen Carrington and Madison Jones did a great job finding their teammates for easy buckets. The Red Storm struggled to get anything going offensively and only managed to score 26 points in the first half. The two teams would go into the locker room with the Pirates leading 46-26.
The Red Storm were led by Marcus LoVett in the first half. He had 11 points and a pair of assists. Bashir Ahmed led St. John’s on the glass with 4 rebounds. Kassoum Yakwe chipped in 2 blocks and 2 points in the first half. The Red Storm shot 22.2% from beyond the arc and 31% overal in the first half.
The Pirates were led by Myles Powell who had 9 points in the first half. Angel Delgado was dominant with 8 points and 14 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington and Michael Nzei chipped in 8 points each. Desi Rodriguez added 6 rebounds for the Hall. The Pirates shot 36.4% from beyond the arc and 45.9% overall in the first half.
The Pirates came out hot to start the second half. With 17:06 to go in the second half, an Angel Delgado layup would give the Pirates a 27 point lead. This would be their largest lead of the game. The two teams then played pretty much evenly throughout the rest of the contest. One of the highlights was a three point basket by Ismael Sanogo that brought the crowd to its feet. Desi Rodriguez gave the fans a scare when he took a hard fall but he returned to action later in the half. In the end, the Pirates would down St. John’s 86-73.
The Red Storm were led by Marcus LoVett who had 22 points and 4 assists. Bashir Ahmed had a strong game with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Shamorie Ponds had 9 points and 3 rebounds. Malik Ellison and Kassoum Yakwe each grabbed 5 rebounds. The Red Storm shot 31.3% from beyond the arc and 41.9% overall.
Seton Hall was led by Angel Delgado who had the first 20 point and 20 rebound game in Big East play since DeJuan Blair. Delgado finished with 21 points and 20 rebounds. Myles Powell had 19 points and Desi Rodriguez grabbed 8 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington chipped in 10 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds. The Pirates shot 38.1% from beyond the arc and 51.6% overall.
With the loss the Red Storm fall to 9-12 overall and 3-5 in Big East play. They will now travel to Providence to take on the Friars on Wednesday. With the victory the Pirates improve to 13-6 overall and 3-4 in Big East play. The Pirates will remain at home to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday.
Check out the PPI below to see which players stood out. We will have full coverage of the Butler game on Wednesday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.