Earlier tonight, the Monmouth University Hawks won their fourth game of the season by defeating the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Islanders by a final score of 65 to 51. For the majority of the game, the Hawks maintained a strong lead over the Islanders. However, at some point in the fourth quarter the Islanders took over amid what looked like a defensive breakdown for Monmouth. And when the Islanders took over, their fans – who were silent for most of the game – responded enthusiastically. But it wasn’t long before the rest of the meager crowd (all Hawks fans) had something to cheer about as the Monmouth defense shored up their play while the offense went on a bit of a scoring run, putting up some 18 points in the final few minutes of the game.
The Asbury Park Press interviewed Monmouth University head coach Dave Calloway earlier in the week and one comment he made about his team is that they have to be more consistent. Tonight, Monmouth fans almost saw the return of the inconsistency that has plagued the Hawks during the second half of most of their games. They almost saw that return… The run that the team went on in the final minutes was great and I hope that they continue to bring that level of aggressive play to the second half of each of their games.
Enjoy the thirty something pictures from the game below.