Nor'easters Surge Past Monks, 84-74

Nor'easters Surge Past Monks, 84-74

STANDISH, Maine – University of New England (4-1) defeated Saint Joseph's College (0-2), 84-74, in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Harold Alfond Center on Wednesday evening. For the Monks, the contest versus their in-state rival was the 2019-20 home opener.


The Nor'easters held a 43-41 edge heading into intermission and clung to a 48-46 lead early in the second stanza before rattling off a 15-3 run, which was capped by a Siddiq Canty (Dallas, Texas) three-pointer to extend the visitors' cushion to 63-49 with 14:28 remaining. The Monks answered with seven unanswered points, but ultimately were unable to overcome the UNE scoring outburst.


UNE scored 30 points off 24 SJC turnovers and held a 44-32 advantage in points in the paint…The Monks shot just 46.2% (6-13) from the FT line while the Nor'easters converted 80% (8-10) of their attempts from the charity stripe.


  • Sophomore guard Nicholas Curtis (Windham, Maine) went 8-for-13 from the floor with 22 points, three assists, and three rebounds
  • Junior guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) notched a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and registered seven assists
  • Junior guard Tatsuaki Sakai (Ishikawa, Japan) chipped in with 12 points and was 5-for-6 from the field
  • Sophomore Zac Manoogian (Westbrook, Maine) scored nine points with a pair of steals
  • Sophomore David Keohan (West Newfield, Maine) added seven points and six boards
  • Freshman Joseph Nuttall (Holden, Mass.) and sophomore Griffin Foley (Portland, Maine) came off the bench to contribute seven rebounds and seven points, respectively


  • Alex Kravchuk (Mansfield, Conn.) led the Nor'easters with 23 points and added seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals
  • Canty netted 22 points with five caroms, four steals, and two assists
  • Avery DeBrito (New Bedford, Mass.) recorded 17 points, seven boards, seven assists, and three steals


With the loss, Saint Joseph's falls to 68-10 all-time versus University of New England. For the Nor'easters, tonight's victory snaps a 41-game losing streak at the hands of the Monks and counts as the first win over St. Joe's since January 25th, 1989.


Saint Joseph's will host Husson University at 3:00 PM on Saturday.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at