Seahawks junior guard Delaszo Smith scored a game high 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the win
The Seahawks scored their first two baskets off Greensboro turnovers to start the game, and would ride that momentum along with a balanced scoring attack, to a 91-84 win, the Seahawks third straight. Junior guard Delaszo Smith led all scorers with 26 points (7-18 FG/ 10-11 FT) and 7 rebounds.
St Mary's (4-1) started the game on a 18-4 run thanks to the stifling defense of junior point guard Ochae Bynum (14 points) and Smith, causing numerous turnovers which resulted in easy points for the Seahawks. Greensboro (1-2) buckled down, and went on a 19-7 run to cut St Mary's lead to two a little over mid way through the first half. The Seahawks regrouped and went on a 24-10 run to take a 49-33 halftime lead. St Mary's held Greensboro to 32 percent shooting from the field and 12 percent shooting from 3-point territory while shooting 50 percent from the field and 57 percent from deep.
The second half saw things change drastically as the Pride came out of the half on a 22-8 run to cut the deficit to six at the 8 minute mark thanks in large part to forward Donavan Griffith scoring 14 of his team high 16 points during the run. St Mary's went cold from the field yet found themselves in the bonus, converting 6 of 8 from the line during the run. The Seahawks went on to finish off the Pride with key 3-pointers from Smith and guard Tre Mouton and from the foul line, knocking down 17-26 in the second half.
Tre Mouton posted 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assist while junior guard Lavonte Sanders added a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Lorenzo Marry finished with 10 points and a game high 11 rebounds while guard Darus Maddox added 13 points to help pace Greensboro respectively.
Seahawks will next hit the road to take on CAC contender Salisbury University (4-0) Wednesday to open conference play.
Seahawks junior point guard Ochae Bynum made a solid impact on both ends of the floor
St Mary's guard Lavonte Sanders pushes the ball up the floor, Sanders finished with his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds