January 20, 2022

Privateers Rally, Edge Southeastern

The Privateers gutted out a comeback victory on the lakefront over Southeastern, 78-72 on Thursday night.

UNO (9-8, 2-0) trailed by as many as 14 in the first half and faced a 41-30 halftime deficit.  They immediately began chipping away at the lead in the second half before finally going up 69-68 on a Daniel Sackey layup late.

Derek St. Hilaire led the way for the Privateers with 19 points, including 16 in the second half.  Troy Green contributed with 16, and Sackey had 11 and 4 assists, including a critical late dish to Jahmel Myers for a critical bucket down the stretch.  Simeon Kirkland rounded out the Privateers in double digits with 14.

New Orleans faces Northwestern State, again at home, on Saturday afternoon.