College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team plays their first home game against Bryant & Stratton (Albany) on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2pm. It is the squad's third game in as many days, having participated in the Northern Vermont University Classic on Nov. 8 and 9.
Bryant & Stratton (Albany) kicked off its inaugural season as a program on Nov. 3. The Bobcats recorded their first win in school history when they defeated SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry 84-61. Senior Daiquane Sivels recorded a game-high 28 points. Three other Bryant & Stratton players recorded double digit scoring: Tyreik Drye (17 points), Randall Douvier (16 points and nine rebounds) and Reggie Perez (15 points). Point guard Kobbie Perez notched six assists, six rebounds, four steals and three points.
In their second game as a program on Nov. 4, first year player R. Perez scored a team-high 22 points while brother K. Perez had 13 in a 68-50 win over Davis College.
CSJ is 2-1 on the season. The Fighting Saints lost their season opener at Columbia Greene Community College 86-84. Senior Charles Isaac recorded a game-high 32 points. Isaac paced CSJ in each half with 15 and 17 points, respectively. Junior shooting guard Mickalous Snowden tallied four 3-pointers on his way to a 20-point first half showing. He added two more from long range and a layup in the second half for a total of 28 points. First-year player and point guard Brian Kennedy added eight points.
The Saints went on to pick up a 105-69 win over Berkshire Community College on Nov. 3 and an impressive 82-80 road victory over Maine Machias on Nov. 4.