Friday, December 14, 2007

#18 Villanova vs. Hartford

Score: Villanova 103, Hartford 75
Player of the Game: Scottie Reynolds, 21 pts, 6 ast

Recap: All game long I was waiting for Villanova to go on a run, and it finally came midway through the second half. Villanova won 103-75, scoring 100+ points for the second straight game. Hartford played very tough and kept it close for most of the game. Once again the spurt came from an unexpected player, junior co-captain Dwayne Anderson. In only 11 minutes of action he scored 8 points on 4-4 shooting, had 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. It was an overall balanced attack with 5 Wildcats scoring in double digits. Scottie Reynolds had a slow first half, but heated up in the second to finish with 21 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, and a steal. He was 4-7 for three and a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line. He showed great hustle diving into the stands for a loose ball. Dante Cunningham had another double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go along with 4 steals and a block. He had to pick up the slack in the frontcourt with center Casiem Drummond out with a foot injury. Corey Fisher got the start again and did not disappoint. He had 18 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals. He was 4-9 for 3-pt but 0-2 from the foul line. Shane Clark had another solid performance with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Malcolm Grant continued with his hot 3-point shooting off the bench going 4-5 and finished with 12 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds. Corey Stokes found a lot of open 3's but missed 7 of them going 2-9. He finished with 8 points. Reggie Redding had 3 points and 4 assists. Antonio Pena only played 9 minutes tonight and had 4 points, 3 rebounds. Andrew Ott and Frank Tchuisi played 2 minutes at the end of the game and failed to score. As a team Villanova was 15-33 from 3-point range, which is the most they've made this season. Former Wildcats Curtis Sumpter and Chris Charles were in attendance and received chants from the student section. The Wildcats next game is Saturday at 7:00 against Columbia.

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