MANCHESTER, N.H. – Four members of the Saint Anselm College men's basketball team reached double-digit scoring figures, propelling the Hawks to a 90-66 victory over Post University on Saturday.
Saint Anselm (9-3) has won four-straight games, improving to 6-1 within the friendly confines of Stoutenburgh Gymnasium. The Hawks, who have won 13 of its last 14 home games, hit the road for a 7:30 p.m. showdown against New Haven on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.
Senior Taylor Fortin led Saint Anselm with 22 points, handing out six assists. Freshman Chris Paul earned the first double-double of his career, scoring a personal-best 15 points and securing 10 rebounds. Junior Tim Guers scored 14 points along with eight rebounds and freshman Gustav Suhr-Jessen notched 13 points.
The Hawks opened up a 21-6 lead through the game's first 11:32 as Fortin scored seven-straight points as part of his team's nine-point scoring run. Saint Anselm continued to push the tempo to start the second half, scoring seven-straight points and capping the run with a Suhr-Jessen triple at 14:40.
Jack Loughnane's layup with 50 seconds left in regulation time elevated Saint Anselm to a game-high 32 point lead. After shooting only 38.7% from the floor in the game's first 20 minutes, the Hawks cliked to shoot over 50% in the second half and finished the tilt with 19 of the game's 21 points off turnovers.
Kyle Green scored eight points off the bench, adding five rebounds, while Austin Nydegger picked up six points and four caroms. Brenden Vessichio poured home five points in only four minutes as a reserve.
The Hawks scored 16 second-chance points, limiting the visitors to only five. Saint Anselm also registered all 10 fast break points in the contest.
Post was led by a 19-point performance by Tyler Desrosiers. Joseph Lockwood secured 11 caroms in the defeat.