Saints outpace Bobcats 81-75

Saints outpace Bobcats 81-75

College of St. Joseph's men's basketball notched an 81-75 win over Bryant & Stratton (Albany) on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Bobcats were handed their first loss, falling to 2-1 on the season, while the Fighting Saints improved to 4-2.

CSJ senior Charles Isaac was recognized before the contest for scoring over 1,400 points throughout his collegiate career. Saturday's contest was the men's basketball team's first home game in over a year due to flooding in CSJ's gymnasium last winter.

The Fighting Saints outscored Bryant & Stratton 28-38 in the first half. The Bobcats made a second-half surge and outscored CSJ 47-43 in the second half of play. Both squads had four players record double-digit scoring.

CSJ continued to show off their shooting prowess, netting 25-for-53 from the field (47.2 percent). In Thursday's win over NVU-Johnson, the Saints shot 49.2 percent from the field as a team. Bryant & Stratton shot 38 percent on 27-for-71 shooting on Saturday.

Brian Kennedy was the offensive highlight for CSJ. He came off the bench to score a game-high 30 points, and also pull down five rebounds. He shot 10-for-14 (72 percent) from the free throw line and 4-for-8 from 3-point land.

Bryan Nunez dished off seven assists and recorded 11 points off the bench for CSJ. Adley Eliacin and Joseph Ruby each put up 10 points for the Saints and recorded three rebounds apiece. Charles Isaac recorded eight points, six rebounds, two blocks and two assists.

The Bobcats were led by Herman Suazo (20 points, five rebounds) and Kobbie Perez (16 points, seven rebounds, four assists). Reggie Perez contributed 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals and Tyreik Drye had 10 points, seven rebounds.