Hofstra’s great fourth quarter results in loss of KSU
Goal: Kennesaw State – 57, Hofstra – 72
Recordings: Kennesaw State (2-4, 0-0), Hofstra (3-2, 0-0)
Key players: Alexis poole (14 pts, 7 rebs, 3 assts); Jah’Che Whitfield (14 pts, 3 nets); Amani johnson (11 pts, 5 assists, 2 reb)
With what was a close game in the three quarters, Hofstra found an incredible pace in the fourth to close a 72-57 game against Kennesaw State on Friday night at the Convocation Center.
COACH OCTAVIA BLUE QUOTES
On home defense …
“We have to protect our home ground. We have to take advantage of our home advantage because we know it will be more difficult on the road. We have a few days to get into the lab. We have to increase our defensive intensity; we have to bounce back. and better boxing. We will be better next time we show. ”
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
The Owls got off to another strong start with points Gabi Legister and Jah’Che Whitfield in the painting.
With 2:26 left in the first quarter, two free throws tied Hofstra with KSU at 10-10; Whitfield managed to put the Owls back in the lead with a winning trifecta.
The first quarter ended with the hosts in the lead 17-14, Whitfield shooting three-on-four from the field for seven points.
The second quarter put a strain on Convocation Center fans with its back-and-forth nature. It was Alexis poole doing the heavy lifting for his team, racking up six points and a steal over the 10 minute period.
The halftime score reflected how even the battle was at the time, with both teams going to the locker room tied at 29.
The Owls came out of the tunnel and began to find their rhythm; Bre’Lyn Snipes pushed his way into the game with three layups, scoring six of Kennesaw State’s first eight points in the second half.
A tree to pull from Amani johnson gave the black and gold their biggest lead of the game at 42-36, but would only have a 45-42 advantage going into the fourth and final quarter.
The pride was unstoppable in the fourth quarter, shooting 12 for 14 from the field and three for three from beyond the arc.
The New York team beat Kennesaw State 30-12 in the final 10 minutes, Hofstra leaving Georgia with a 72-57 victory.
The Owls board the bus for Macon, Ga., And face the Mercer Bears on Monday, Nov. 29 at Hawkins Arena at 7 p.m.