Senior ahead Tyrese Samuel scored 19 factors and grabbed seven rebounds as Seton Corridor obtained off to a quick begin to a 76-51 victory over Butler on Saturday night time in entrance of a crowd of almost 8,000 on the Prudential Middle in Newark.
Determined for a win, Samuel, who was 9-for-11 from the sector, instructed the Asbury Park Press after the victory. “It motivated me lots and it motivated our entire workforce.”
Guard Kadari Richmond added 11 factors, 9 assists and eight rebounds for the Pirates (9-8, 2-4 Large East), who led by 18 at halftime. Seton Corridor ahead Trey Jackson additionally got here off the bench to attain 15 factors.
Jayden Taylor had 14 factors off the bench to steer the Bulldogs (10-7, 2-4).
It has been an up and down season for Shaheen Holloway’s Pirates. Coming off a formidable 88-66 win over the rival St. John’s Pink Storm on New 12 months’s Eve, Seton Corridor stumbled in its subsequent recreation, falling 83-61 to the Creighton Bluejays.
After the Creighton loss, Holloway stated he challenged some gamers to step it up.
“I challenged a few guys,” stated Holloway, who performed nearly 13 minutes as his starter to start out the sport earlier than making his first substitution. “A few guys stepped up, the fellows I challenged, I believed they performed effectively tonight. So it was a little bit little bit of each, a little bit little bit of me and numerous it.
“It is an older band, man. I do not want them to be a youthful group, however we must always have a date. We had, and now we’re type of shifting ahead.”