CSJ preps for two-game Maine weekend

CSJ preps for two-game Maine weekend

College of St. Joseph's men's basketball game leaves Friday for a two-game stint in Maine over the weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 10 CSJ faces UMaine-Presque Isle at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, Jan. 11, they shuttle to UMaine-Fort Kent for a 3:00 p.m. rematch.

The Presque Isle Owls are 11-12 overall and have not played CSJ before this season. Recently, on Jan. 31, they suffered a 82-64 loss to UMaine Fort-Kent. Forward Maurice Harris led the Owls with 28 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat. Guard Anthony Chacho also recorded a double-double by way of 16 rebounds and 14 points. Kevin Collins recorded 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Overall Collins leads Presque Isle in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game, and fellow guard Deandre Duncombe is close behind him at 14.3 PPG. Harris is third on the team in scoring with 11.9 PPG and first in rebounds per game (6.9). Chacho averages 10 PPG, 6.5 RPG (second highest after Harris) and shoots 38 percent from 3-point range, best on the team.

On Jan. 12, the Fighting Saints faced Fort Kent and fell 90-75. CSJ put together a team effort and led for over 19 minutes in the first half. Four CSJ players netted double-digit points, led by Mickalous Snowden with a season-high 20. Tyreke Woodard had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Charles Isaac and Kadeem Riddick each netted 10 points in the loss.

For Fort Kent, Johnathon Caldwell had four 3-pointers and led the Bengals with 18 points against the Saints. Anthony Knight netted 17 points and had three assists. Travis Harlin scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds and point guard Bobby Syvanthong recorded 11 assists, nine rebounds, three steals and four points. Knight , a senior guard, ranks fifth in USCAA Division I in scoring; he averages 18.8 PPG. He ranks sixth in free throw shooting, having netted 90-115 throughout the season. He also records 6.0 RPG.