Wow. What a greaat way to start the Paradise Jam.
Rob Kurz led all scorers with 15 points, adding 5 rebounds. Ryan Ayers and Kyle McAlarney scored 13 each. Ayers added in an impressive seven rebounds. Tory Jackson was a little off his game offensively, with 4 assists and 3 turnovers. He did finish with 6 rebounds. Luke Harangody played only 22 minutes, but scored 8 points and collected 5 boards.
For the subs, Luke Zeller played 19 minutes with 4 rebounds to show for his effort. Zach Hillesland collected six rebounds and 9 points in his 15 minutes of playing time. Jonathan Peoples was very solid with eight points playing 13 minutes for our backcourt duo. Nash, Abromitis, and our two walkons collected some garbage time. Barring an unknown injury to Scott, it looks like he will redshirt this season. Proffitt may still be held out for his previous hurt.
The Irish will play Baylor on Sunday. The Bear defeated Wichita State 64-55 today. Curtis Jerrells scored 23 points to lead Baylor. He also finished with eight rebounds and four assists. Aaron Bruce scored 10 and Kevin Rogers added seven.
Overall, a great win for the team especially the way it happened. Last season we could outscore most of our opponents. Today we were able to tear apart a team offensively and defensively. The Irish shot 51% from the floor, compared to 27% for Monmouth. Only eight points in the second half for the Hawks. Great job all around. Let's hope we can keep this up on Sunday.