December 31, 2021

Privateers Coast Past Belhaven

Daniel Sackey drives the paint
in the first half against Belhaven
In the final tuneup before the conference season, the Privateers (4-7) easily dusted off Belhaven 94-54 at Lakefront Arena on Friday afternoon.

New Orleans scored the first 20 points of the game and were never remotely threatened, leading 47-18 at halftime.  Derek St. Hilaire, Tyson Jackson, and D'Ante Bell led the very balanced UNO scoring attack with 11 each, and Troy Green added 10 more.  The defense forced 29 Blazer turnovers.

The Privateers next head to Katy, Texas for the Southland tip-off tournament next week.  The games will not officially count as conference games, but will serve as a preseason showcase of sorts.