NEWTON, MA - Saint Joseph's (11-4, 6-2 GNAC) halted a two-game
skid with a 71-56 victory over Mount Ida (10-5, 5-3 GNAC) on
Saturday afternoon. TylerKelley
'11 (Saco, ME) netted 16 and RayEatmon '10 (Huntington, NY) notched a
double-double with 15 points and 15 caroms, and added 6 assists, in
the Monks' triumph.
RashonJones '11 (Bridgeport,
CT) tallied 14 points and 9 boards, while ZachO'Brien '12 (Schenectady, NY) chipped in with 11
points, 6 dimes and 5 rebounds for St. Joe's.
ChrisPetzy '12 (Kensington, NH)
rounded out the Monks' top scorers with 9 points.
The Mustangs were led by Darren Martinez, who scored 13 and
Keith Jones with 11 points. Joseph Cabral added 6 points and
brought down a team-high 9 rebounds in the losing effort.
The Monks held a lead for the majority of play, although the
Mustangs fought back on several occasions and gained a slim lead
early in the second half. St. Joe's got to the line just five
times, with three points to show for the attempts, and lost the
turnover battle, 18-9, but Mount Ida shot just 22.2% (6-27) from
three-point distance and 29.9% (20-67) overall in the loss.
The only lead the hosts would gain in the opening period
occurred on the Mustangs' first possession when Isiah Benjamin made
a jump shot 21 seconds in. The Monks proceeded to score six
unanswered points as part of an 11-4 run, which resulted in a 13-6
St. Joe's lead after 4:52 of play.
A clash of the surges followed, although the Monks would hold on
to the lead for the remainder of the first half. Mount Ida kept
pace with the help of a 15-9 run, which was capped by a game-tying
Bruce Cary shot at the 8:17 mark.
Over the next five minutes St. Joe's posted an 11-3 outburst,
with Kelley netting 7 points to help the Monks
build a 33-25 lead. The final outburst of the opening stanza was
made by the hosts, as the Mustangs managed to cut the deficit to
two points, 33-31, after putting up a 6-0 run going into the break.
The second half began in a similar manner to the first, as
Benjamin made a shot, this time a three-pointer, to start the
scoring and provide the Mustangs with their only lead of the stanza
at the 18:26 mark.
Three-pointers were made by Jones and
Kelley, respectively, on the next two Monk
possessions and a layup by Eatmon with 14:52 left
closed out a 12-2 run and gave St. Joe's a 46-36 advantage.
The Mustangs were able to keep the game within reach for the
next five minutes of play, but threes by Petzy and
Jones on consecutive trips down the floor put the
Royal Blue up by double digits to stay.
St. Joe's shot 50.8% (30-59) overall, 50% (8-16) from
three-point range, and 60% (3-5) from the line, while Mount Ida
shot 29.9% (20-67) from the field, 22.2% (6-27) from beyond the arc
and 76.9% (10-13) from the FT line. The Monks held a 47-31
advantage on the boards, while the Mustangs forced 18 SJC turnovers
and collected 12 steals in the losing effort.
For St. Joe's, the free throws made and free throws attempted
both qualify as season-lows. The Monks have recorded at least a 50%
success rate from the floor nine times this year with an 8-1 record
to show for it. Ironically, the Monks' only loss while making at
least half of their shots came to Bates, when the Royal Blue
notched their best mark (60%, 33-55) of the year.
Both teams face off against GNAC rivals on the road on Tuesday,
as Saint Joseph's will play at Rivier at 7:00 PM, while Mount Ida
will travel across town to play Lasell at 8:00 PM.
Newspaper Box Score
St. Joseph's College vs Mount Ida College Mustangs
1/23/10 1:00 p.m. at Newton, Massachusetts
At Newton, Massachusetts
ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE 71, MOUNT IDA COLLEGE MUSTANGS 56
ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE (11-4, 6-2 GNAC)
Tyler Kelley 6-12 0-0 16; Raymond Eatmon 7-8 1-2 15; Rashon Jones
14; Zach O'Brien 5-9 0-0 11; Christopher Petzy 4-10 0-0 9; Anthony
1-3 2-3 4; Julio Vazquez 1-4 0-0 2; Craig Merrick 0-0 0-0 0; Thomas
0-0 0; Alberto Rue 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 3-5 71.
MOUNT IDA COLLEGE MUSTANGS (10-5, 5-3 GNAC)
Darren Martinez 2-7 8-8 13; Keith Jones 4-16 1-1 11; John Figueroa
7; Isiah Benjamin 3-12 0-2 7; Joseph Cabral 3-8 0-0 6; Travis
1-2 5; Bruce Cary 2-4 0-0 4; Nick Lynch 1-4 0-0 3; Teddy Louis 0-1
Totals 20-67 10-13 56.
St. Joseph's College.......... 33 38
Mount Ida College Mustangs.... 31 25
3-point goals--St. Joseph's College 8-16 (Tyler Kelley 4-6; Rashon
2-4; Zach O'Brien 1-2; Christopher Petzy 1-3; Alberto Rue 0-1),
College Mustangs 6-27 (Keith Jones 2-7; John Figueroa 1-5; Nick
Darren Martinez 1-2; Isiah Benjamin 1-7; Joseph Cabral 0-3). Fouled
Joseph's College-None, Mount Ida College Mustangs-None.
Joseph's College 47 (Raymond Eatmon 15), Mount Ida College Mustangs
(Joseph Cabral 9). Assists--St. Joseph's College 18 (Raymond Eatmon
O'Brien 6), Mount Ida College Mustangs 10 (Isiah Benjamin 4).
fouls--St. Joseph's College 13, Mount Ida College Mustangs 10.
fouls--St. Joseph's College-None, Mount Ida College Mustangs-None.