HEMPSTEAD, New York – Senior guard Darius Faulk scored a career-high 26 points with seven rebounds and five assists as Hofstra earned its third win in the last four games with a 62-38 Colonial Athletic Association victory over UNCW at the Mack Sports Complex on Friday evening.
The Pride improved to 19-6 overall and 10-4 in the CAA while the Seahawks dropped to 7-18 overall and 3-11 in the CAA after suffering their third straight loss.
Faulk, who was held to just 10 points in the Pride’s win over UNCW in January, made 9 of 15 shots from the floor and converted seven of nine free throws.
Junior forward Anjie White and sophomore guard Aleana Leon each contributed 10 points for Hofstra.
The Seahawks were led by junior guard Jasmine Steele, who netted a team-high 14 points with four rebounds and four assists. Junior forward Jordan Henry added a game-high 11 rebounds.
How It Happened: Faulk scored 9 of her 26 points in the opening period as the Pride built a 19-11 advantage and never looked back. Hofstra never trailed in the contest and led by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter en route to the victory.
#SeahawkStats: Hofstra has won seven of the last eight meetings against UNCW and leads the all-time series by a 17-13 margin … Henry posted her 11th double-digit rebounding effort of the season … Steele scored in double figures for the eighth straight game … She was also the Seahawks’ leading scorer for the fifth time this season … Senior guard Shatia Cole, who had averaged 20.3 points in three previous meetings against Hofstra, was limited to just nine points … The Pride outrebounded UNCW by a 48-29 margin, including an 18-11 advantage in offensive rebounds … The teams combined to shoot just 3-for-22 from three-point range … Hofstra scored 44 of its 62 points in the paint … Steele became the first UNCW player to play all 40 minutes this season.
What’s Ahead for the Seahawks:
Sunday, Feb. 21 at Northeastern • 2 p.m. • Cabot Center, Brookline, Mass.
Friday, Feb. 26 vs. James Madison • 7 p.m. • Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, N.C.
Sunday, Feb. 28 vs. Delaware • 2 p.m. • Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, N.C.