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Hartford Grabs Road Win Against Quinnipiac 54-50

The last time the Hartford Hawks stepped into the TD Bank Sports Center they left with a bad taste in their mouths. This time they were able to walk away victors in a 54-50 defeat of in state rivals the Quinnipiac Bobcats.

"How about them apples!"

The first thing Hartford Head Coach John Gallagher said after winning their fourth straight game, giving them the best starting record in well over a decade. While the game wasn't a perfect performance by either team, it was enough to give Hartford the edge to win.

Both teams started out with awful shooting, there's no way to sugar coat that. By the end of the first half Hartford had gone 8 for 29 and Quinnipiac had 6 for 17 shooting and it didn't get much better. Both teams ended with 32.7% shooting for the night.

Even though Hartford's shooting from beyond the arc wasn't quite the way they'd like at 8 for 22, Quinnipiac couldn't make a three the entire game. That was the difference that gave Hartford the win.

Yolonzo Moore II and Nate Sikma both made very crucial treys when the Bobcats were closing in. The closest they came was a 12-12 tie with 5:46 left in the first half, but Hartford lead the entire game with their largest lead at 9 points.

"I think we're finding ways to win, but let's not mix up finding ways to win with playing well."

Happy that his team could bring home a win but not entirely happy with their overall performance. It's clear that both teams have things to work on before they move on to their next opponents.