St. Francis Brooklyn vs SHU Men's Basketball Highlights 2-20-21
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY– The St. Francis College Brooklyn Men's basketball team (8-8, 8-7) took down the Pioneers of Sacred Heart University (7-7, 7-6) handily, by a score of 88-76 inside the Daniel Lynch '38 Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers are now one-game over .500 in Northeast Conference play with three-games remaining in the regular season with the victory.
Looking to achieve its third victory in as many games, St. Francis Brooklyn attacked the offensive end of the floor, courtesy of graduate guard Unique McLean, graduate forward Travis Atson, and senior guard Chauncey Hawkins.
Back and forth effort from both programs led to an early lead from the Pioneers, before Hawkins' booming three-pointer from the wing gave the Terriers the lead and never looked back. The triple put St. Francis on a mini six to none run. The ensuing run continued with a trey from Atson that sparked the bench with positive emotion.
Out of the locker room, the Pioneers narrowed the Terriers' lead to as little as seven with multiple trips to the free-throw line. St. Francis Brooklyn was able to turn the tide, as McLean sank another triple of his own off a turnover, followed by a Hawkins steal and follow through to extend its lead back to double-digits.
The Pioneers weren't finished, as Sixsmith sank home a pair of triples back-to-back and contributed to his squad forming an eight to none run and putting the pressure on the Terriers by narrowing their lead to just two possessions. Midway through the half, sophomore guard Trey Quartlebaum rang home a three-pointer to put his team ahead by seven.
From that point, the Terriers' supporting cast helped pull away from Sacred Heart, as junior forward David Muenkat broke up the Pioneers' final run of the game, with a pair of points off a turnover extend the lead back out to eight points.
St. Francis Brooklyn tallied 25 points off Sacred Heart's 14 turnovers. The Terriers landed 38 points from the paint, grabbed 18 fast-break points, and scored 36 points off the bench. St. Francis also edged the Pioneers in the second chance points category, with 13 of its own, instead of 12.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
St. Francis Brooklyn – 88 | Sacred Heart – 76
Senior guard Chauncey Hawkins netted 22 points in the contest, assisted on three baskets, stole one, and converted three triples in four attempts in 23 minutes on the hardwood. Hawkins is now 31 points away from tying Robert Jackson for 16th place on the all-time scoring list.
Graduate guard Unique McLean added 15 points to the scoresheet, stole a pair, blocked one, assisted on a lone basket, and grabbed nine rebounds in 39 minutes of game action. McLean also added a triple and converted six-of-10 from the field.
Graduate forward Travis Atson continued his offensive burst by adding another 14 points to the scoreboard, grabbed nine rebounds, assisted on four buckets, stole one, and converted five-of-nine from the field in 35 minutes on the hardwood.
Sophomore guard Trey Quartlebaum logged 12 points, assisted on a lone bucket, stole one, grabbed four rebounds, and converted five-of-nine from the field in 31 minutes on the court.
Junior forward David Muenkat grabbed a trio of caroms, added 10 points to the scoresheet, assisted on one basket, blocked one, and converted four-of-six from the field in 17 minutes off the bench.
The Terriers conclude its regular-season home schedule against Sacred Heart University's Pioneers on Sunday, February 21. The opening tip is set for 2 p.m. and can be viewed on NEC Front Row at NECFrontRow.com.