Sunday, December 19, 2010
Late Basket by Baudinet Lifts Saint Anselm To Fifth Straight Victory, 72-71, at Post University
The Hawks are now off to at least an 8-1 start for the third time in the last seven seasons, including a 10-1 start in the 2008-2009 season and a 9-1 start in 2004-2005. Saint Anselm is also currently receiving votes in this week's NABC/Division II National Top 25 poll.
Post jumped out to a 26-19 lead with 7:19 left in the first half before the Hawks put together a 17-4 run that was started on a basket from freshman Allen Harris (Roslindale, Mass.) and capped by a Baudinet three for a 36-30 advantage. Still a six-point game late in the half, Spencer Smith knocked down a three for the Eagles late in the half for the 40-37 score at the break.
The Eagles started the second half as they did the first with an 18-5 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 55-45 with 13:47 remaining in the game. Saint Anselm continued the game of runs though and tied the score on a basket from Harris with 6:14 left and took the lead on another Harris hoop less than a minute later.
Saint Anselm held the lead for nearly the next six minutes and led 70-68 with 32 seconds left following a free throw from junior Jack Keough (Owego, N.Y.). Post wasn't done though and after Keough miss at the line, Cecil Stinson hit his second three-pointer of the game for the 71-70 lead with 16 seconds left, setting the stage for Baudinet's late-game heroics.
Both Baudinet and Harris finished with 25 points, along with a 12-rebound effort from Keough. Baudinet now has 1,531 career points and is just 14 points shy of moving into 10th place on the Saint Anselm all-time career scoring list.
Four Eagles finished in double figures in the loss, led by a 19-point effort from Smith. Post University drops to 5-5 overall with the defeat.
Saint Anselm is now idle until December 30th when the Hawks will play host to Bloomfield at Stoutenburgh Gym. Game time is set for 3 p.m., with the game available online at www.SaintAnselmHawks.tv.