Bowdoin Surges Past Saint Joseph's, 93-80

Bowdoin Surges Past Saint Joseph's, 93-80

STANDISH, Maine – Bowdoin College (9-5) topped Saint Joseph's College (12-4), 93-80, in a non-conference men's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday evening.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Bowdoin emerged from a seesaw first half – which featured seven tie scores and eight lead changes – with a 38-31 lead and held a game-high 20-point (61-41) cushion six minutes into the second stanza.

The Monks whittled away at the deficit and cut the Polar Bears' lead down to five points (71-66) after sophomore Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) capped a 20-8 run with a three-pointer with 6:24 remaining. A comeback was not in the cards however, as Bowdoin went on to put the game away with 10 unanswered points in the following three minutes.

STAT OF THE GAME:

Bowdoin posted a stellar 89.5% (17-19) effort from the free throw line while the Monks went just 8-for-13 (61.5%) from the charity stripe.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Casale registered his seventh double-double of the season with 2- points and 10 rebounds and added seven assists
  • Freshman guard Nicholas Curtis (Windham, Maine) was 6-6 from the field and 4-4 from three-point range with a career-high 16 points
  • Sophomore point guard Tatsuaki Sakai (Ishikawa, Japan) added 11 points, four assists, and three steals
  • Senior guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) contributed 11 points and five caroms
  • Senior guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) chipped in with nine points, six rebounds, and three assists

LEADERS – BOWDOIN:

  • Sophomore guard Zavier Rucker (Woodbury, Conn.) scored 23 points with five rebounds, five assists, and two steals
  • Junior guard David Reynolds (Raleigh, N.C.) added 20 points after making 4-of-9 attempts from downtown
  • Senior forward Jack Simonds (Falmouth, Maine) netted 13 with four boards

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

Saint Joseph's is now 10-16 in the history of the series with Bowdoin College.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's resumes GNAC play Saturday with a 3:00 PM game at Johnson & Wales University.

 

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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.