Monks Race Past AMCATS, 88-70

Monks Race Past AMCATS, 88-70

BRISTOL, R.I. – Saint Joseph's College (2-2) toppled Anna Maria College (1-3), 88-70, in the consolation game of the Courtyard by Marriott Tournament at Roger Williams University on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The Monks trailed 52-48 heading into halftime and trailed by as many as seven points in the first frame, but with the contest tied 64-64 midway through the second stanza Saint Joseph's mounted a 22-1 run – capped by a Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) three-pointer – to secure a game-high 21-point (86-65) lead with 4:02 remaining.

The SJC defense held the AMCATS – who shot 60% (18-30) from the field in the first period - to a 7-26 (26.9%) shooting performance and forced 16 Anna Maria turnovers in the second half.

STATS OF THE GAME:

With 17 trifectas this afternoon, the Monks came within one three-point field goal of tying the program's single game record…St. Joe's scored 19 points off 23 Anna Maria turnovers with sizeable leads in fast-break points (22-6) and assists (24-12)…today's game featured 10 tie scores and 13 lead changes.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Casale scored 21 points with eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a pair of blocked shots
  • Senior Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) netted 21 points off a 6-13 three-point shooting performance with four boards and three assists
  • Senior Marc Corey (Londonderry, N.H.) added 17 points in 16 minutes while going 6-6 from the field, including a 4-4 effort from downtown
  • Senior Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) chipped in with 12 points, six caroms, five assists, and two steals
  • Senior Jack Hostetler (Somers, Conn.) came off the bench to score eight points with four rebounds, five assists, and a pair of steals

LEADERS – ANNA MARIA:

  • Mike Rapoza notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and rejected four shots
  • Sidney Limage added 13 points and five rebounds
  • Bobby Perette contributed 12 points
  • Ralph Grasso, Jr. rounded out the AMCATS' top scorers with 11 points

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

Saint Joseph's is now 12-9 all-time versus Anna Maria College and has defeated the AMCATS in four-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2016-17 campaign.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's will host UMaine-Farmington on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

 

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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 www.sjcme.edu.