STANDISH, ME - TylerKelley '11 (Saco, ME) poured in a career-high 31
points off a 13-18 performance from the floor and
RayEatmon '10 (Huntington, NY)
netted his 1,000th career point in an 81-63 Saint Joseph's (19-6,
14-4 GNAC) victory over Mount Ida College (15-10, 10-8 GNAC) on
With the victory, Saint Joseph's clinched the #3 seed in the
upcoming Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament. The Monks'
quest to defend the 2009 GNAC Championship begins with a conference
quarterfinal at home against #6 Lasell (10-15, 8-10 GNAC) on
Tuesday, tip-off time TBD. Mount Ida has secured the #4 seed and
will also host a quarterfinal game against #5 Johnson & Wales
(12-13, 9-9 GNAC) on Tuesday.
Eatmon needed just two points to become the
32nd player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark in
their career, and he took care of the feat early with a dunk, off a
ZachO'Brien '12 (Schenectady,
NY) pass, just 18 seconds into the game. Since this was the last
regular-season home contest, Eatmon and fellow
senior AlbertoRue (Jamaica
Plain, MA) were honored with a ceremony prior to the game.
Saint Joseph's also participated in a great cause, as the men's
game against the Mustangs served as the Monks' Breast Cancer
Awareness event. Gate proceeds, donations and funds earned from
tee-shirt sales will be donated to the worthy cause.
The Monks never trailed and led by as much as 28 points early in
the second half. For the second-consecutive game, St. Joe's was
lights-out from three-point range, as the Royal Blue shot 47.4%
(9-19) from downtown. The Mustangs' shooters were unable to keep
up, as the visitors posted a 28% (7-25) performance from long
range. The Monks also were considerably better from the line,
outshooting the Mustangs, 87.5% (14-16) to 60.9% (14-23) in the
ChrisPetzy '12 (Kensington,
NH) was 3-5 from beyond the arc and scored 15 and
Rue chipped in with 13 points for Saint Joseph's.
AnthonySavino '11 (Portland,
ME/Cheverus) added 8 points and 2 blocks, RashonJones '11 (Bridgeport, CT) grabbed a team-best 8
caroms and JulioVazquez '13
(Waterbury, CT) handed out a game-and-career-high 9 assists in the
Eatmon attained another milestone in the
victory, as his blocked shot 2:44 into the contest was the 100th of
his career, making him the sixth player in team history to reach
the mark. Also, Eatmon needs 18 boards to reach
800 and 13 assists to reach 250.
Darren Martinez '10 (Dorchester, MA) was the lone Mount Ida
player to reach double-digits and scored 14 points and Joseph
Cabral '12 (Walpole, MA) corralled a game-high 9 rebounds for the
Mustangs. Nick Lynch '12 (Hampton Bays, NY) and John Figueroa '13
(Hartford, CT) both tallied 8 points for the visitors.
St. Joe's opened up the conference contest on with a 13-4 run,
as Rue (6) and Kelley (5)
combined for 11 of the SJC points in the first 5:09 of play. Mount
Ida managed to cut the hosts' lead to 19-12 with a Lynch three at
the 12:11 mark, but Kelley scored seven points in
an 11-1 SJC outburst that ended with the Monks ahead by 17, 30-13,
with 9:54 before the break.
The Mustangs managed to stay in the game with an 8-0 burst over
the next three minutes, cutting the St. Joe's lead to 30-21, but
the Monks put the game out of reach for good with a 14-3 barrage
that included a pair of treys from Petzy and 7
points from Kelley. The Monks carried a 57-35
cushion into the locker room and shot a scorching 62.5% from the
floor in the first period. The Mustangs countered with a paltry
28.1% rate from the field.
Kelley led all scorers with 24 points and was
10-12 from the floor and 3-4 from three-point distance in the first
half. Martinez paced the visitors with 9 first period points.
Saint Joseph's went on to lead by at least 20 for the rest of
the game and gained a game-best 28-point advantage on three
occasions in the first five minutes of the second stanza.
JackLaFreniere '13 (Alton,
NH) collected his first collegiate points with a layup off a
TommyRay '12 (Cape Elizabeth,
ME) pass at the 1:24 mark. Also, Rue surpassed the
600-point mark and Kelley shot past the 700-point
plateau in the victory.
St. Joe's shot 49.2% (30-61) overall, 47.4% (9-19) from
three-point range, and 87.5% (14-16) from the line, while Mount Ida
shot 31.3% (20-64) from the field, 28% (7-25) from downtown and
60.9% (14-23) from the charity stripe. The Mustangs held a 42-38
edge on the glass, with 18 offensive caroms, and St. Joe's forced
19 Mount Ida turnovers in the contest.
Honored Prior to Tip-off
Seniors Ray Eatmon and Alberto Rue, along with their family and
friends, were honored for their
achievements prior to the game by President Joe Lee, the coaching
staff and the 302 fans in attendance.
Newspaper Box Score
Mount Ida College Mustangs vs St. Joseph's (Me.)
02/20/10 1:00 PM at Alfond Center, Standish, Maine
At Alfond Center, Standish, Maine
ST. JOSEPH'S (ME.) 83, MOUNT IDA COLLEGE MUSTANGS 61
MOUNT IDA COLLEGE MUSTANGS (15-10, 10-8 GNAC)
Darren Martinez 5-7 3-5 14; Joseph Cabral 1-9 6-7 9; Nick Lynch
3-10 1-2 8;
John Figueroa 3-10 0-0 8; Keith Jones 2-10 0-0 5; Isiah Benjamin
2-7 0-0 4;
Travis Hillery 1-3 2-3 4; Jimmy Wenz 1-1 1-4 4; Bruce Cary 2-4 0-0
Hapgood 0-0 1-2 1; Ashton Johnson 0-0 0-0 0; Cliff Desrosena 0-1
0-0 0; Nick
Montanino 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 14-23 61.
ST. JOSEPH'S (ME.) (19-6, 14-4 GNAC)
Tyler Kelley 13-18 1-2 31; Christopher Petzy 4-8 4-4 15; Alberto
Rue 4-7 3-3
13; Anthony Savino 3-6 2-2 8; Zach O'Brien 1-8 4-5 6; Raymond
Eatmon 2-4 0-0
4; Thomas Ray 2-3 0-0 4; Jack LaFreniere 1-1 0-0 2; Eric Friend 0-4
Julio Vazquez 0-1 0-0 0; Rashon Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-61 14-16
Mount Ida College Mustangs.... 32 29
St. Joseph's (Me.)............ 55 28
3-point goals--Mount Ida College Mustangs 7-25 (John Figueroa 2-6;
Cabral 1-4; Darren Martinez 1-1; Keith Jones 1-4; Jimmy Wenz 1-1;
1-5; Cliff Desrosena 0-1; Bruce Cary 0-1; Isiah Benjamin 0-2), St.
(Me.) 9-19 (Tyler Kelley 4-7; Christopher Petzy 3-5; Alberto Rue
Friend 0-1; Zach O'Brien 0-3). Fouled out--Mount Ida College
St. Joseph's (Me.)-None. Rebounds--Mount Ida College Mustangs 42
Cabral 9), St. Joseph's (Me.) 38 (Rashon Jones 8). Assists--Mount
College Mustangs 11 (Darren Martinez 3; Isiah Benjamin 3), St.
(Me.) 21 (Julio Vazquez 9). Total fouls--Mount Ida College Mustangs
Joseph's (Me.) 17. Technical fouls--Mount Ida College
Montanino, St. Joseph's (Me.)-Raymond Eatmon; TEAM. A-302
Senior Day and WBCA Pink Zone Event