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Harvey helps the Hall win opener

The Pirates opened up their 2009-2010 regular season with a 53-51 win at the Prudential Center on Friday night against the St.Peter's Peacocks.

A 35 foot three point shot by senior guard Eugene Harvey with just seconds left on the clock won the game for the Hall.

Harvey received the ball on a pass from sophomore forward Herb Pope, who got the ball on the inbound from senior center John Garcia with three seconds left.

Garcia led the team in rebounds with 10, while Pope was able to get seven boards and scored six.

Harvey led the team with 16 points, despite not starting the game. He was only one of two players who had more than 10 points, junior forward Robert Mitchell was the other.

The Pirates, despite the win, were only 3-18 from three-point range, and had 15 turnovers.

For the first time in his collegiate career, junior guard Jeremy Hazell did not have a point from the floor. He scored twice, both when he was at the foul line. Also, Hazell was in foul trouble for the later part of the game, with four personal fouls

The Peacocks had three players who scored over ten points. Guard Wesley Jenkins led the Peacocks with 16 points, and while proving to be difficult to defend. Guard Nick Leon had seven rebounds and scored 13 points.

The Pirates return to the court on Sunday when they play Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.

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