By James Vallone
ROME -- In a game that showed the prowess of the Hawks, Shorter was able to cruise to a victory over the College of Faith, 117-56.
None of the game starters played more than ten minutes, with Shorter (4-1) leading 38-8, and none in the second half.
Shorter outshot the opponent 63 percent to 34 percent, while going 19-for-35 from behind the arc.
Daniel Howell hit five 3-pointers, on his way to scoring a team high 24 points for the freshman from Athens, Ga.
Austin Pearson, another freshman, added four 3-pointers while scoring 18 points.
Brandon Wright played 30 minutes off the bench and was able to record the double-double, 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Shorter was able to win the rebounding battle, 47-23.
Devance Harris helped the cause with nine boards, seven coming on the defensive glass.
Brandon Pullman was able to score 12 points to start the game, while only seeing eight minutes of action.
The Hawks defense held the College of Faith offense to six field goals in the first half, while only making 20 percent of their shots being held to 18 points.
Dacus Watkins was able to make three of the six first half shots, and he also had a productive second half. After the intermission, Watkins was able to convert eight more field goals including seven 3-pointers. Watkins led all scorers for the game with 30 points, including eight from 3, while playing all 40 minutes.
The Hawks return to the Winthrop-King Centre on November 29, when Gulf South Conference rival West Alabama visits for an 8 pm tip-off.