STANDISH, Maine – Senior forward Quinn Richardson-Newton (Saco, Maine) became the 39th player in the 47-year history of the Saint Joseph's College men's basketball program to reach the 1,000-point mark in an 84-68 victory over Norwich University at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.
Entering the game nine points shy of the milestone, Richardson-Newton surpassed the 1,000-point plateau when he connected on a 15-foot jumper at the 11:41 mark of the first half. He finished the game with 12 points on a 6-13 shooting performance.
Junior guard Jack Hostetler (Somers, Conn.) was credited with an assist on Richardson-Newton's landmark field goal.
With the 2017-18 campaign coming to a close following a 69-65 conference tournament setback at the hands of Suffolk University on Tuesday, Richardson-Newton capped his college career with 1,007 points in 102 games, all starts.
Over four seasons, Richardson-Newton shot 45.6% (374-820) from the field and 74.2% (259-349) from the free-throw line with 533 rebounds, 167 assists, 65 steals, and 14 blocked shots. He averaged 9.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest and completed his career among the Monks' all-time leaders in free throws made and rebounds.
He is the 11th player to join the SJC 1,000-Point Club during the tenure of Head Coach Rob Sanicola '99, who just completed his 15th year at the helm for the Monks. Richardson-Newton joins former teammate Steve Simonds '15 on the exclusive list of Saint Joseph's players who have reached the prestigious plateau.
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.