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Mount St. Mary's vs. Seton Hall game recap: Pirates thrash Mountaineers, stay unbeaten

The Pirates started out strong and never looked back as they crushed The Mount 78-55 in Newark.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Freshman Khadeen Carrington had a breakout performance as he scored a career-high 16 points to along with four rebounds and three assists. Carrington went a perfect 8-8 from the field and had a two impressive slam dunks off of his steals, as the Pirates soundly defeated the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers 78-55.

Three other Pirates finished in double figures including Isaiah Whitehead who had 12 points on 4-7 shooting. Freshman big man Angel Delgado got in on the fun as well with a slam dunk in the second half and he finished one rebound shy of his third double-double of the season.

Sterling Gibbs came to play as well pouring in 11 points and helped to establish the early lead.

The Hall (6-0) led 45-29 at the half and continued to pour on the offense in the second half as the blue and white shot a blistering 71.4 percent in the second half and 64.7 percent for the game.

Mount St. Mary’s never led in this contest and the Pirates built their lead to as high as 32 points with 11:04 to play in the game.

Seton Hall’s defense held the Mountaineers to just 34.4 percent shooting for the contest and implemented full court pressure, during stretches of the game, that led to easy buckets and some "Seton Hall Showtime" dunks at the other end.

The Halldominated in the paint all night as they outscored The Mount 52-22 and outrebounded the Mountaineers 38-21. Seton Hall’s frontcourt had their way and made sure that this possible "trap game" was an easy night for the team.

Seton Hall was able to get out and run frequently in this game as they outscored Mount St. Mary’s 26-12 on fast break points. Whenever the Pirates could, they would run out after rebounds and provide easy transition opportunities for Gibbs and others.

Sophomore Jaren Sina only shot 1-3 from behind the arc, but still had nine points. The 6-foot-2 guard was also tied for second on the team with an impressive five rebounds.

The Pirates continue to gain momentum after receiving five votes from the Associated Press poll this week. Seton Hall is having the best start to a season since the 2009-10 season when they started 8-0, and look to keep up the solid play and will now gear up for the first ever Garden State Hardwood Classic on Saturday as they host Rutgers at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.