By: Mary Lakhan
Earlier this evening at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, NY, Chauncey Hawkins with a steal and bucket clinched the DUB to take the game 64-63 in favor of the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Basketball Team in a close game against the Presbyterian Blue Hose.
At the contest’s first media at timeout, the Terriers led 11-17 with graduate student, Unique McLean, leading with eight points. Coming off timeout, the Terriers got the ball rolling with a 5-1 run but the Blue Hose on a 6-0 break edged the Terriers taking the lead 24-25. Both teams were back and forth thereafter as a total of three lead changes were recorded at half-time; the Terriers held a one-point lead, 35-34.
In the second half, the Terriers and Blue Hose were again head-to-head. In the ninth minute, the Terriers went on a 9-0 to take a nine-point lead, 58-49. Their lead was short lived a the Blue Hose with a 7-0 run would soon equalize with two minutes left. Chauncey Hawkins with a steal and bucket clinched the DUB with five seconds on the clock but CJ Melton with a good three-point shot would shake the Terriers in the Blue Hose’s last comeback attempt. The Terriers took the game 64-63.
Sophomore guard Chris Martin and senior guard JC Younger led the Blue Hose with a high of 12 points. Martin also recorded six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and six perfect free-throws in 26 minutes. Younger finished with two rebounds in 28 minutes of play.
Freshman guard Michael Isler tallied 11 points in 24 minutes. He finished with four rebounds.
For the Terriers, graduated guard Unique McLean topped scored with 19 points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of play. He assisted in two baskets and scored two of three attempted three-point shots.
Man of the hour, junior guard Chauncey Hawkins finished with 17 points in 37 minutes. He also grabbed three rebounds and recorded five steals.
Senior forward Deniz Celen and junior forward Yaradyah Evans tallied a combined 16 points. In 25 minutes, Celen recorded 13 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Evans recorded three points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes.
The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, December 14, at the Pope Physical Education Center as they host NJIT. Game tips off at 2 p.m.