College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team lost 127-102 to Vermont Technical College on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Mickalous Snowden scored a career-high 40 points for the Saints.
CSJ shot 80 percent from the foul line (16-for-20) and 50 percent from the field. CSJ shot 80 percent from the foul line (16-for-20) and 50 percent from the field. VTC recorded a 60 percent shooting percentage from the field and 77 percent percentage from the free throw line (27-for-35). The Knights also shot 50 percent from 3-point range, while CSJ shot 39 percent from downtown.
The game stayed close throughout the first 10 minutes of play, with CSJ keeping within five points of the Knights. A Bryan Nunez layup with 10:20 on the clock made the game 27-24, but a quick 3-pointer by Trekel Douglas put VTC back up by six points.
With 5:27 remaining in the first half, Brian Kennedy hit a jump shot to make the score 45-37. VTC then went on a 10-0 run before CSJ called a timeout with 3:30 on the clock. Snowden hit a 3-pointer after the break to make it a 15-point contest, 55-40. Adley Eliacin then finished a layup off a steal and pass by Nunez, but four straight points by VTC stopped CSJ's momentum and make the game 59-42.
Snowden would make the last of his six first-half 3-pointers before halftime, but the Saints trailed 64-47 at the break. The Knights maintained their cushion all the way through the second half to earn the 127-102 victory. DQ Abernathy and Charles Isaac Jr. had 12 points apiece in the final frame for CSJ.
Snowden finished with 40 points. He shot 50 percent from 3-point range (8-for-16). VTC's Tyrone Hilson also netted 40 points in the victory.
Isaac recorded 18 points for CSJ and had four rebounds and four steals. Eliacin distributed six assists and had five points and two steals. Abernathy had 14 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal and Demetrius Jackson had 10 points off the bench for CSJ.
The Fighting Saints will look to get back on the winning track at home on Friday, Dec. 7 against New Hampshire Technical Institute at 5:30pm.