Pirates' Impressive Three-Point Shooting Downs SFBKDate: December 2, 2017
Photo: SHU Athletics
By: Christopher Russo
Saturday’s game brought a feeling of déjà vu from Thursday’s dominating win over Marist. On both days, the Pirates played an even first quarter, and rolled over the opposition for the last three quarters, this time by a score of 84-50 over St. Francis Brooklyn.
Under four minutes into the game, Donnaizha Fountain came up limping, and kept noticeably limping before leaving the floor shortly thereafter. Fountain sat on the bench for the remainder of the game as a precaution, according to Coach Tony Bozella.
“I think she probably could’ve given it a chance, but she had an injury where I think if she’d played, she might’ve aggravated it more,” Bozzella said. “We expect her to be back shortly.”
Even though the loss of Fountain caused St. Francis Brooklyn to pressure the Pirates’ perimeter shooters, The Hall was still able to shoot 7-for-14, an impressive 50 percent, from downtown. Jaquan Jackson stood out from three-point range, shooting 4-for-6 from deep. Taylor Brown and she were the highest scorers, with seventeen and sixteen, respectively.
Despite solid performances by the whole team, Inja Butina may have stood out more than anyone else. Butina seemed to have successfully telegraphed every cross-court pass she saw, and take it back for a bucket. She had an astonishing team-high five steals, and her transition game resulted in eight points and eight assists on the other end.
Seton Hall returns to the court on Friday, December 8 at Rutgers. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET.
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