Three former Cougars had games on Friday night and all three shot the ball extremely well in important wins.
Tyler Haws had his best game of the young season and one of the most productive outings on his professional career as the St. John’s Edge beat the Kitchener Waterloo Titans 120-113.
BYU’s all-time leading scorer finished with 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc while making his only free-throw attempt. He added two assists, a rebound and a block in just 23 minutes of work.
Haws got his offense going from the minute he stepped on the floor as he connected on his first two shots, including a jumper to give the Edge their first lead of the night at 19-18. He added a 3-point play moments later to match his season high of seven points before the first quarter was done.
He showed off his defensive skills in the second with a block on a Tramar Sutherland layup attempt before going back to work offensively in the second half.
After he missed a layup, Haws grabbed an offensive rebound and kicked it out to Desmond Lee for a three. Haws then found the range from deep himself as he drilled back-to-back threes to push his point total to 13 in the third quarter.
He added his third 3-point shot of the night early in the fourth before adding a pair of jumpers late in the period as the Edge held on for the win.
On the season, Haws is averaging 9.0 points on 68.8 percent shooting from the floor, including 66.7 percent from beyond the arc in 17 minutes.
Rashuan Broadus also had an impressive shooting night for the Edge as he connected on all three of his field goal attempts and 4 of 5 free throws on his way to 10 points. He added three assists and two steals in 14 minutes on the floor.
He did most of his damage in the fourth quarter as he scored seven straight points on a layup, a 3-point play and a pair of free throws.
In 14 games, Broadus is averaging 10 points, 4.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 27.1 minutes.
The Edge will be back at it on Saturday as they try to beat the Titans for the second night in a row.
While Haws and Broadus were making big contributions off the bench in Eastern Canada, Brandon Davies was coming up big on the glass in Lithuania in a key EuroLeague win.
In a 79-77 win over Unicaja Malaga, Davies totaled four points on 2-for-3 shooting from the field, including an empathic dunk after grabbing an offensive board. He also collected six rebounds and handed out an assist in 17:16 on the floor.
BC Zalgiris Kaunas showed highlights of the win on their Youtube channel, including both of the baskets from Davies.
In 17 EuroLeague games, he is averaging 7.4 points on 60.8 percent shooting with 2.8 rebounds in 15:12.