Monday, February 23, 2009

Deja Vu All Over Again, Hall Loses 70-65

Even more destructive than Seton Hall's trips to Marquette has been the Hall's recent trips to Carnesecca Arena in Queens to take on local rival St. John's. While it would have been nearly impossible to replicate last year's heartwrenching loss to the Johnnies, SHU managed to come close, losing this year 70-65. Other than the first 5 minutes of the game in which the Hall was 4-5 from the arc, this contest was a heated battle between two schools fighting to save face.

Carnesecca Arena, a throw back gymnasium with supposedly fewer seats than our own Vinman's high school gym, creates a great environment to watch a game and makes for a true home court feel - something that MSG nor the Prudential Center offers. With the student section bumping and Lou Carnesecca's imprint literally everywhere, St. John's was definitely fueled by the crowd's boisterous support and inspired by its own Senior Night. However, this is no excuse for our sloppy play, failure to box out and general lackluster effort.

In a game mired by turnovers and missed rebounds, there was one bright spot on the evening. After being disciplined during the Marquette game, Mike Davis used the extra time to soften up his mitts and came out strong against St. John's, having his best BIG EAST game of the season. While he only had 5 points, Mike grabbed 7 rebounds and helped anchor Seton Hall's best lineup of the season - featuring Garcia, Stix, Hazell, Theodore and Mitts of Stone himself. Hopefully this will give him an added boost of confidence as we finish up the season and head into the BE Tournament.


In more positive news, congratulations to Jeremy Hazell on becoming the 37th player to reach 1,000 career points. Only a sophmore, we at Setonia would love to see Jeremy reach 2,000 points. Only 1,000 more to go big guy - see you at the finish line!


Runs with Scissors said...

I agree. Stones had his best game. I have always said he had game. He just lacks confidence. Perhaps his new Army Strong haircut will inspire him to continued greatness. Ooo-rah!

Go Pirates!

VinMan said...

I thought for sure it was a good omen when they played "Put On," not once but twice at the HS gym Sunday. Oh well, so much for omens.

Runs with Scissors said...

Yogi's real name is Jerry.