Saints struggle in weekend games

Saints struggle in weekend games

College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team dropped two away games over the weekend, losing to Green Mountain College 82-56 on Saturday, Dec. 1 and to Berkeley-NYC by the score of 107-71 on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The Saints were in the hole early in Saturday's game as Green Mountain start the game with a 10-1 run. CSJ was playing catch-up the rest of the half and went into the locker room trailing 23-42 at halftime.

GMC's lead reached 23 points after two jump shots by Jacob Plum early in the half. A 3-pointer by DQ Abernathy cut the Saints' deficit to 20, and Mickalous Snowden followed suit with a three of his own to make is a 31-48 game.

Though CSJ improved their shooting from beyond the arc in the second half, they were outscored 40-33 in the second frame and unable to bring the game close. Duane Goodman led all scorers with 20 points for GMC. He also had eight rebounds and two assists.

Charles Isaac Jr. led CSJ with 13 points, four rebounds. Snowden had 12 points, six rebounds and Brian Kennedy recorded 10 points. Adley Eliacin recorded three assists and four points. The Saints' bench produced 12 total points, whereas GMC's recorded 22.

The Fighting Saints had to recover quickly from Saturday's contest and make the trek to New York City for a 2:30 tip-off against Berkeley College - the defending USCAA Division II National Champions. The Knights had 61 first-half points to secure the victory. CSJ scored 27 points in the first half and 44 in the second en route to the 71-107 loss. Larence Horner scored a game-high 23 points and had 14 rebounds for Berkeley.

Snowden had four 3-pointers and shot 6-for-19 from the field for a team-high 16 points. Kennedy recorded 15 points, five rebounds. Eliacin had nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. Bryan Nunez subbed in and had 13 points, three assists and a steal.

CSJ plays next at Vermont Technical College on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7pm.