Seattle University Sports Roundup 12/4/10

Aaron Broussard scored the go-ahead three in the Redhawks 72-70 comeback win over Montana State.  Photo Courtesy of Kyle Scholzen.

Men’s basketball (3-7) had a mixed week.  They played UC Davis on the road last weekend, and were unable to come up victorious, as the Aggies scored an 80-58 victory.  Cervante Burrell led the way with 18 points in the loss, while freshman Mark McLaughlin scored a season-high 14.  The Redhawks were doomed by UC Davis’ 11-2 run to start the second half, which gave the Aggies a 42-28 lead that would prove to be insurmountable.  Seattle U’s shooting woes continued, as the team shot only 30.8% from the floor.  The Redhawks then returned home to host the Montana State Bobcats, and earned a comeback victory in a thrilling 72-70 game.  The Bobcats had gone up by as many as 10 before the Redhawks clamped down defensively.  After taking a 64-54 lead with 9 minutes left, Montana State was held scoreless by Seattle U for eight and a half minutes while the Redhawks scored 14 unanswered points.  Aaron Broussard scored the go-ahead three with 2 minutes left and the team never looked back.  Broussard turned in a 20 point, 12 rebound performance for his third double-double of the year.  Two days after the win, the team traveled south to take on Portland State.  The Redhawks attempted another comeback, but fell just short, 83-76.  The Vikings had taken 52-38 lead in the second half, before Seattle U battled back.  They trailed just 67-65 with 6 minutes left, but were able to ice the game with solid free throw shooting down the stretch.  Alex Jones paced the team with 13 points, while Sterling Carter contributed 9 in the second half, and 11 total.  The team will travel to play Weber State this weekend.

Women’s basketball (3-5) played well in the Seattle U Thanksgiving Tournament, earning a second place finish.  They beat the Montana State Bobcats to earn a spot in the finals, where they ran into a tough Bowling Green squad.  The team rebounded to beat the University of Portland 61-58 on the back of senior forward Salena Dickerson, who scored 16 points to go along with six rebounds.  The team will host Boise State on Sunday, December 5 at 2 PM at the Connolly Center.

Swimming will take on the University of Utah and Brigham Young University on the road this weekend.

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