When the Redhawks faced off against an NAIA team that had won exactly one game out of seven all year, a decisive blowout was the only acceptable result. And it’s the one they got. Seattle blasted Evergreen State 77-54 in a game that wasn’t really that close, as the Redhawks allowed just 12 points in the first half before they called off the dogs.
Everyone got in on the action. Clarence Trent had 15 points and 9 rebounds, Allen Tate had his best game as a Redhawk with 12 and 8, Louis Green came off the bench to score 12 and Aaron Broussard added 10. Seattle outrebounded their lower-division foes 59-36. It was a dominant performance and a solid win.
Hero – Cameron Dollar. The coach gets the credit for scheduling the worst team Seattle U is going to face this year. It came at the perfect time for the Redhawks, who can take a .500 record into a big Thursday home showdown against surprisingly good Pac-12 team Stanford.
Goat – The ShoWare Center. This was the location for Monday’s game, billed as the “ShoWare College Basketball Showcase” or something silly like that. Not only did the Kent arena play host to an extremely non-competitive game, but they didn’t get many people to come watch it – attendance was well below 2000. Maybe next time their “showcase” will feature more than one team worth showing.
Key stat – Evergreen State shot a perfectly awful 0-15 from beyond the three-point line in the first half.