Saints Offense Shines in 137-79 Win

Saints Offense Shines in 137-79 Win

On Tuesday evening, the Saints hosted the Titans of the Community College of Beaver County in a non-conference match up. Coming off a 108-69 dominating win over Butler County the night before, the Saints looked to continue the offensive display.

In the first half, the Saints jumped out to an immediate lead and never looked back. Shooting 82.9% from the field in the first half helped the Saints gain a 68-34 lead halfway though the game. The Saints also shot 69.2% from behind the 3 point line, going 9-13 in an impressive first half.

As the second half got underway, very few thought they could perform better then their first half show. However, the Saints scored 69 more points in the second to give them a 137-79 win.

"The guys are starting to understand what we're trying to do," says head coach Shannon Pullium. "These last two games have been nice for us to see what we are capable of".

This game marked the highest total amount of points scored by a Saints men's basketball team in recent history. Seven Saints scored in double digits while all eleven active players scored.

Individual highlights for the game included: Xavier Sewell with a game high 22 points inlcuding 5-6 from behind the arc. Nasza Short chipped in with 17, Izai Clark had 16 points and 5 assists, while Criag Dixon had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Noah Chambers added 16 points of his own, while Miciah Fraction added 13.

With the win, the Saints are now 5-4 and are off for Thanksgiving break. The Saints return to the hardwood on December 1st when they host Pitt-Titusville at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center on the Erie Campus.