After taking a break from playing each other last season, the rivalry between Seton Hall and Saint Peter’s was back on Tuesday night as the Pirates played host to the Peacocks at Walsh Gymnasium for Seton Hall’s only on-campus game this season.
The Pirates came into this game riding a four game winning streak. The streak is now at five games, as Seton Hall picked up a 84-61 victory.
As the score shows, it was pretty much all Pirates this game as Saint Peter’s did not lead once over the span of the forty minutes in the Walsh Gymnasium, though looking at the stat lines Seton Hall technically lead for only a mere 39 minutes and 22 seconds, so for a very brief and fleeting 21 seconds Saint Peter’s was tied. Seton Hall flexed their muscles and were able to give minutes to those on the bench seeking either rotation or game time.
At the core, it was a trio of double digit performances by Khadeen Carrington (11 points), Desi Rodriguez (17 points), and rounding out the trio Angel Delgado (game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds).
As a team, the Pirates shot at a rate of 51% from the floor, 31% from three point range, and 74% from the foul line. They out-rebounded Saint Peter’s by a mark of 43 rebounds to 27. They also lead in points in the paint with 46 and bench points with 24. It is also worth noting that this game had quite a number of turnovers as Seton Hall coughed up the ball 13 times and Saint Peter’s turned over the ball 15 times, the difference though in turnovers is that the Pirates capitalized on Saint Peter’s mistakes scoring 19 off of turnovers while the Peacocks scored just eight points off of turnovers.
On the Peacock side of things, Davauhnte Turner and Quinn Taylor led the way in scoring with Turner posting a 13-point game and Taylor a 10-point game. As a team, the Peacocks shot the ball at a rate of 40% from the floor, 28% from three point range, and 78% from the foul line.
With this one in the books for the Pirates, they now turn their attention to another New Jersey clash as they head on over to Piscataway to play Rutgers on Saturday for their final road game of nonconference play.