College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team fell 80-70 at the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS) on Monday, Jan. 14.
CSJ was down by just one point at the half, 35-34. The Fighting Saints improved their shooting percentages from first half to the second, 35 percent from the field to 42 percent, but found themselves turning the ball over often. The Panthers shot 48 percent from the field in the second half and scored a total of 26 points off turnovers to take the victory.
The Saints had 22 team turnovers and the College of Pharmacy committed 18. CSJ won the rebounding battle 46-41. The Saints converted on their offensive rebounds and scored 20 second chance points to Albany's seven. CSJ's reserves proved to be ready to play, as the bench produced 31 points to the Panthers' 13 bench points. ACPHS edged the Saints in assists 18-12.
Mickalous Snowden led the Fighting Saints with 18 points off 7-of-18 shooting from the field, including 4-of-10 from the 3-point line. He also notched six rebounds. John Ryals III shot 5-for-7 from the field and 2-2 from the foul line for 12 points and also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. CSJ point guard Adley Eliacin recorded eight points, seven rebounds and two assists and William Leino also had seven rebounds.
Kyle Matousek recorded a game-high 23 points and tallied seven rebounds for ACPHS. Thomas Chalker and Naythan Beltran each scored 16. The Panthers improved to 5-7 on the year with the home victory.
The Fighting Saints (5-13) play next at home on Thursday, Jan. 17 against UMaine-Machias at 7pm. The women's match-up will be directly prior at 5pm.