College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team fell 108-97 to UMaine Machias on Thrusday, Jan. 17.
CSJ outscored UMM 55-52 in the second half, but had accumulated a 55-42 deficit at halftime that they could not overcome. The Fighting Saints struggled to achieve an offensive rhythm at times, while the Clippers seemed to know where each of their teammates were at all times. UMM had 27 assists as a team and the Saints had 17.
The Saints' defense forced UMM into 27 turnovers, resulting in 33 CSJ points scored off turnovers. The Clippers scored 12 points off 17 CSJ turnovers. UMM dominated in the post, scoring 68 points in the paint compared to CSJ's 28 points in the paint. CSJ shot well from long-range, though, at 52 percent off 13-of-25 shooting from the 3-point line. The Clippers were 6-of-13 (46 percent) from three.
Three players scored over 20 points for the Fighting Saints. Mickalous Snowden recorded a game-high 32 points, shooting 6-for-11 from three, 6-for-6 from the foul line and 10-of-19 from the field overall. Charles Isaac Jr. had 22 points, 5 assists and 3 steals. Brian Kennedy had 20 points off the bench for CSJ.
Dante Ramos led UMM (7-10) with 29 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists. Center Trey Thompson recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Lwoki Loki had 18 points off the bench for the Clippers.
CSJ (5-14) travels to Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, Jan. 18 for a match-up against Bryant & Stratton (Buffalo) at 7pm.