Isaac scores 42 against Fisher College

Isaac scores 42 against Fisher College

College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team fell to Fisher College 110-90 on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Charles Isaac Jr. scored 42 points for the Fighting Saints.

The Falcons got on the scoreboard first with an early layup by Brandon Rembert. Isaac matched with a layup of his own before the Falcons scored four straight points to retake the lead. CSJ kept the game close over the first seven minutes of play with baskets by DQ Abernathy, Adley Eliacin, William Leino and Joseph Ruby. An Isaac layup assisted by Eliacin tied the game at 16 with 13:05 on the clock.

Fisher's Kyle Snowden connected on a 3-pointer on the Falcons' next possession. CSJ had a turnover and missed shot on their next two possessions, while Mena Yacoub and Giovanni Thompson extended the Falcons' lead to 23-16.

Isaac scored the Fighting Saints' next three points off a jumper and 1-for-2 trip to the foul line, while Snowden had a layup for Fisher, which was sandwiched by two Yacoub 3-pointers. With the game at 31-19, Mickalous Snowden drained a 3-pointer for CSJ with 10 minutes to play in the half to bring CSJ within nine points of the Falcons. He was fouled on the made three and converted the free throw for a four-point play.

Ville Milan put the Fisher lead back at 10 points, 33-23, on the next possession. It wasn't until Elician scored seven points in under two minutes that the Saints got back within nine points of Fisher - the score at 43-34 with 3:32 to play in the half. The two teams continued to battle it out, with Fisher slightly outscoring CSJ 8-6 before halftime. Rembert connected on a 3-pointer for the Falcons with eight seconds remaining.

Snowden hit a jumper to open the second-half scoring, but that would prove to be the last time the Fighting Saints came within 10 points of the hosting squad. Isaac accounted for 10 of the Saints' 16 made field goals in the second frame of play, and the final buzzer sounded with a 110-90 score.

Isaac had 31 points in the second half alone to attempt to keep his team in the game, but the Falcons were unstoppable - they shot 61 percent from the floor as a team. CSJ shot well at 42.3 percent throughout the game.

Fisher had six players score double figures, led by Rembert, who posted a stat line of 19 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. The Fighting Saints had three players reach double digit scoring. Isaac finished with 42 points (15-for-30 from the field and 3-for-7 from the 3-point line), nine rebounds and four assists. Eliacin had 17 points, seven assists, four steals and two rebounds. Snowden had 12 points, including 3-for-7 shooting beyond the arc.

CSJ plays next at nearby Green Mountain College on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3:30pm.