Northwood Shooting Display Too Much for Sailfish
January 18, 2010
Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Both teams placed four players each in double-figures however it would be the Northwood University men’s basketball team on Monday night that would perform better as a team as they pulled away late for a 90-68 victory over the Fish. Hosting the first of a home-and-home cross-town series, the Seahawks will visit the Rubin Arena on February 15th.
DeAndre Williams matched his career high in points for the second consecutive game as he poured in 18 while fellow senior Jonathan Lawrence added in 16 points on 6-of-12 from the field. Phil Pejovic put together a nice performance off the PBA bench with 15 points on 6-of-10 from the floor while Hunter Ross rounded out the PBA double-digit scorers with 10 points while adding in a team-high eight rebounds.
For the Seahawks (15-3), they would be paced by the strong shooting of Patrick Horstmann who connected on 8-of-12 shots overall and 2-of-4 from long-range for a game-high of 20 points. Teammate Jay Duncan also proved deadly from beyond the arc as he hit 5-of-7 shots from deep for all of his 15 points.
Jeremy Barr and Lester Hunte both had efficient nights as well as they tallied 14 and 13 points respectively with Hunte chipping in seven assists, six rebounds, and two steals.
Overall, the Seahawks simply had the better shooting touch on this night as they tallied a very solid 60% (31-52) mark overall including 65% in the first-half. NU led 52-38 going into the locker rooms at halftime.
PBA came away with a respectable 43% showing in the first-half including 50% from long-range (7-14) however it wouldn’t be enough against the high-powered Seahawks offense as they rebounded from a disappointing loss to Embry-Riddle in their last game. Ranked as high as #3 in the latest NAIA national polls, the home team improved to 15-3 on the season.
The Sailfish continue their road swing this week as they will travel to Nova Southeastern University on Wednesday, January 20th to take on the Sharks at 7:30 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center.