By James Vallone
ROME -- With a game high 25 points from Brandon Pullman, the Hawks were able to quickly establish a lead that Reinhardt was not able to overcome, taking the home game at the Winthrop-King Centre 100-66.
Once the Hawks hit ten points on the scoreboard, they would not trail the rest of the way in reaching the century mark; a feat only accomplished twice last year – both times on the road.
Shorter (3-1) got 17 points and nine rebounds from Anthony Banks, including a few fast break dunks that erupted the home crowd.
"The fans gave us a great lift," said coach Chad Warner, "they showed the Winthrop-King Centre is a tough place to play."
The Hawks were able to stretch the lead to 42-24 at the break, thanks in large part to a 42% to 29% shooting advantage over the Eagles. For the game, Shorter shot 47%, including 51.4% in the second half.
Kenny Leverette poured in 15 points while grabbing seven boards and dishing a team high six assists.
Pullman added seven board to his night, including a team high six on the defensive side of the ball.
C.J. Davis was able to pull in five rebounds from his guard position, while also handing out five assists.
Dedric Ware score 12 points, and leading the Hawks with three steals.
"Coming off of a good win on Saturday in a tough game", said Warner, "I was really proud of the intensity we played with as a team."
"We have some nice positive momentum that we have got to build upon," commented Warner regarding the three-game winning streak.
Shorter will return to the court after the holiday, playing another game on the home court. November 26 will see Faith College visit for an 8 pm tip-off from the Winthrop-King Centre.