The Seattle Redhawks are back at home this weekend as they play host to in state foe the Northwest Eagles. Seattle U will be looking for their fifth win in a row and their second over the Eagles. Tip-off is set for 3:00 PM at the Redhawk Center on Saturday.
On a Roll
The Redhawks have been clicking on all cylinders as of late. After falling in back-to-back matchups with Utah Valley in mid-January, the team has won four in a row. In those two series, in which they played Tarleton State and Chicago State, they were victorious by double-digits in each one. Four different players led or were tied for the team lead in scoring in the winning streak.
Take a Bow McKenzie
McKenzie Williams has had quite a month for the Redhawks. Not only Is she the leading scorer on the team at 16.6 PPG, but she also set a new single game scoring record at Seattle U when she dropped 36 in a loss to Idaho.
On top of that, Williams has been nominated for the 86th Annual Sports Star of the Year in women’s sports. The award, put on by the Seattle Sports Commission, highlights inspiring and iconic sports individuals, media, and philanthropists.
Williams is nominated a year after tearing her ACL for the second time last season.
You can vote for McKenzie HERE
Been Here Before
Seattle and Northwest have already faced off this year in a game that was not all that close. Back on Dec. 10, the Redhawks dismantled the Eagles on their way to a 106-39 win at the Redhawk Center. SU had 13 different players get into the scoring column and four of them hit double-digits. Courtney Murphy led the way with 16.
As great as their offense was that night, their defense was the real star. Seattle did not allow a single Eagle to hit double-digits and held the team to a rough 23% from the field. The Redhawks also forced 17 turnovers and flipped those into 25 points.
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ with Brandon Brown on the call. The game is scheduled for a 3:00 pm Pacific tip-off at the Redhawk Center. Again, due to local health guidelines, the game will be closed to the public.
Russell is the Content Director for the Eli Network. He studied broadcast journalism at Eastern Oregon and North Dakota State University. Mostly covers soccer and basketball in the Seattle area and is the current play-by-play voice for Seattle Redhawks basketball. You can follow him @brussbrwn.