BOSTON, MA - RayEatmon '10
(Huntington, NY) scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 13 boards
to lead Saint Joseph's (15-5, 10-3 GNAC) to a 75-66 conference
victory over Suffolk University (5-15, 1-2 GNAC) on Thursday
ZachO'Brien '12 (Schenectady,
NY) added 17 points, 9 assists and 7 caroms and
AlbertoRue '10 (Jamaica Plain,
MA) contributed 15 points for the Royal Blue.
ChrisPetzy '12 (Kensington, NH)
notched his first career double-double with 10 points and 10
rebounds in the Monks' victory.
Rams' freshman guard Mickey McEntee (South Kingstown, RI) paced
the hosts with 17 points, while Matt Pepdjonovic '13 (Quincy, MA)
netted 14 with a game-best 18 rebounds and Sam Hutchins '12
(Andover, MA) chipped in with 10 points and 5 dimes in the losing
For the second time this week, St. Joe's rallied to erase a
halftime deficit en route to a GNAC win. The Monks, who trailed
38-32 at the break, were able to overcome the difference with a
58.1% (18-31) second-half shooting effort and a run early in the
The Monks held at least a share of the lead for the first 9:30
of play, as Suffolk gained its first advantage when Nolan DiPanfilo
drained a three-pointer with 10:30 left in the first half.
Back-to-back buckets by TommyRay
'12 (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and Rue put St. Joe's back on top and a
Petzy basket with 6:14 before the break put the
Royal Blue up 27-23. With the help of a trio of treys, two from
McEntee, the Rams managed to outscore the Monks, 15-5, over the
final minutes of the half and carried a 38-32 lead into
McEntee led all scorers with 11 points in the first half, while
Eatmon netted 10 and Petzy poured
in 8 for the Monks in the opening period.
Suffolk held a 43-36 cushion three minutes into the second
stanza, but three consecutive baskets and a freebie from Eatmon
kick started a 14-0 blanking for the Monks, who led 50-43 after
O'Brien drained a jumper at the 14:11 mark.
The feisty Rams refused to go away, however, and regained the
lead with a 17-5 surge that spanned the subsequent seven minutes of
play. Colin Halpin closed out the hosts' run with a jumper with
7:12 remaining to give his team a 60-58 lead.
The Monks put together another shutout string, this time a 10-0
blanking, over the following three minutes to regain the lead for
good. O'Brien netted five of the points and Rue
hit a mid-range jumpshot with 4:33 left to put Saint Joseph's
The Rams maintained a two-possession deficit for much of the
remainder of play, but a 5-6 effort from the charity stripe helped
keep the hosts at bay as St. Joe's headed north with a 75-66
victory in tow.
St. Joe's shot 48.5% (32-66) overall, 20% (2-10) from beyond the
arc, and 64.3% (9-14) from the line, while Suffolk shot 41.8%
(28-67) from the field, 45% (9-20) from three-point distance and
100% (1-1) from the line. The Monks held a 46-31 advantage on the
boards and collected 17 offensive caroms, which ties a season-best,
in the win.
Saint Joseph's committed a season-low six personal fouls and
allowed the Rams to get to the FT line just one time in the
For Eatmon, his scoring output against the Rams
is his highest so far this season. The senior forward needs just 46
points and 55 rebounds to become the third player in team history
to reach 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in their career at Saint
The Monks will be back in action as they host Norwich University
at 3:00 PM in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. The Rams
will be back on the road Saturday at Emmanuel College at 1:00 PM.
Newspaper Box Score
St. Joseph's (Me.) vs Suffolk
02/04/10 7:30pm at Regan Gymnasium
At Regan Gymnasium
ST. JOSEPH'S (ME.) 75, SUFFOLK 66
ST. JOSEPH'S (ME.)
Ray Eatmon 11-17 3-4 25; Zach O'Brien 6-16 4-6 17; Alberto Rue 7-16
Chris Petzy 5-10 0-0 10; Tom Ray 2-3 2-2 6; Julio Vazquez 1-3 0-0
Merrick 0-1 0-0 0; Eric Friend 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-66 9-14 75.
Mickey McEntee 7-14 0-0 17; Matt Pepdjonovic 7-13 0-0 14; Sam
0-0 10; Nolan DiPanfilo 3-9 1-1 9; Colin Halpin 3-6 0-0 6; Mike
0-0 6; Allan Ray 1-6 0-0 2; Mario Massimino 1-2 0-0 2; Justin
0-0 0; Mike Fleming 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-67 1-1 66.
St. Joseph's (Me.)............ 32 43
Suffolk....................... 38 28
3-point goals--St. Joseph's (Me.) 2-10 (Zach O'Brien 1-2; Alberto
Julio Vazquez 0-1; Chris Petzy 0-3), Suffolk 9-20 (Mickey McEntee
DiPanfilo 2-3; Mike Gibbons 2-5; Sam Hutchins 2-2; Mike Fleming
Ray 0-2). Fouled out--St. Joseph's (Me.)-None, Suffolk-Mickey
Rebounds--St. Joseph's (Me.) 46 (Ray Eatmon 13), Suffolk 31
Pepdjonovic 18). Assists--St. Joseph's (Me.) 15 (Zach O'Brien 9),
(Sam Hutchins 5; Matt Pepdjonovic 5). Total fouls--St. Joseph's
Suffolk 13. Technical fouls--St. Joseph's (Me.)-None, Suffolk-None.