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.
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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.