Recap: Redhawks do pretty much everything right, blast Northern Illinois at home

20 Dec

This was exactly the tonic Seattle U needed after an embarrassing loss to Jackson State.

Nearly everyone was a major contributor as the Redhawks blew the doors off Northern Illinois, 75-48. Seven players scored at least seven points. Outstanding offense in the first half and great defense throughout meant that this game was never really a contest.

And nearly everything seemed to go Seattle’s way. Chad Rasmussen drained a three at the first-half buzzer to make the lead 20. Heck, even 6-10 freshman Jack Crook knocked down a triple of his own.

Many players could be singled out on a night that was Seattle’s best team performance of the young season. Like Luiz Bidart for fearlessly attacking the basket, and Louis Green for crashing the boards. Definitely Clarence Trent, for his ferocious alley-oop jam and-one that brought back echoes of Shawn Kemp’s slams in KeyArena.

Prince Obasi deserves special mention, though, because he has become Seattle’s best guard over the last few games. He might even be their best player.

Obasi has been running the offense effectively and providing a ball-hawking effort on D. And does he ever fill up the stat sheet. Tonight he drained a trio of 3-pointers early to boost him on his way to 13 points, adding eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals. He was the team leader in the latter four categories, and just one point behind Rasmussen’s game-high 14.

All the numbers from tonight’s game were good, so here’s a couple more:

– 11 different players scored for the Redhawks.

– Seattle outrebounded Northern Illinois 38-22.

– The Redhawks are now eighth in the nation in rebounding, averaging 43.5 boards per contest.


2 Responses to “Recap: Redhawks do pretty much everything right, blast Northern Illinois at home”

  1. Redhawknation11 December 20, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Good win and well written. Now let’s get back to .500!

  2. michael kors montre December 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Great article, it’s handy information.

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