Trent opened the game with a three-pointer and the Redhawks (2-1) never trailed.

Clarence Trent scored 17 points as the Seattle University men’s basketball team defeated Pacific Lutheran 58-49 Wednesday night.

Trent opened the game with a three-pointer and the Redhawks (2-1) never trailed, closing the first half on a 10-3 run to lead 30-19.

Seattle built its biggest lead when Deshaun Sunderhaus hit a layup with 11:50 remaining to make it 43-28. The Lutes (0-3) got five points behind when Daniel Landram hit a three-pointer with 5:06 left. But baskets by Louis Green and Prince Obasi and a dunk by Trent extended the lead back to 11.

PLU, a Division III school, got 22 points from Andrew Earnest. Cameron Schilling had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Each team committed 22 turnovers and had its share of troubles at the free-throw line — PLU was 2 for 6, while Seattle made 9 of 17.

The Redhawks have won 10 straight home games.

In official meetings through the years, PLU holds a 30-25 advantage over Seattle U.