Corey Nets 27, Saint Joseph’s Topples Bates 82-58

Corey Nets 27, Saint Joseph’s Topples Bates 82-58

STANDISH, Maine – Senior forward Marc Corey (Londonderry, N.H.) scored 27 points to help lift Saint Joseph's College (5-2) past Bates College (2-4), 82-58, in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.


Saint Joseph's held the lead for all but the opening possession and blew the game open early. With the score tied 8-8 four minutes into play, the hosts launched a 16-2 run capped by a pair of Corey freebies to claim a 24-10 advantage with 10:07 before the break.

The Bobcats drew back to within six points (28-22) five minutes later when a Nick Lynch (Westford, Mass.) bucket closed out a 12-4 surge at the 5:14 mark, but Corey netted a pair of three-pointers and sophomore Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) added another to help the Monks take a 43-26 cushion into intermission.

St. Joe's managed to lead by at least 17 points for the remainder of the afternoon and held a 24-point advantage (59-35) with 13:53 left in the game.


There was a major discrepancy in three-point shooting, as the Monks posted a 52.4% (11-21) performance and the Bobcats countered with a 13.6% (3-22) effort…Overall, St. Joe's shot 53.8% (28-52) from the floor and Bates was 26-70 (37.1%) from the field.


  • Corey was 9-13 from the floor, 4-7 from downtown, and 5-6 from the FT line en route to scoring a game-high 27 points
  • Senior guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) approached a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds
  • Casale contributed 15 points, six rebounds, and three assists
  • Senior guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) added 14 points, four boards, four assists, and two steals and was 6-6 from the free throw line


  • Lynch paced the Bobcats with 16 points and six rebounds
  • Sophomore guard Malik Velmar (Yorktown, Va.) was 3-3 from beyond the arc with 11 points in 13 minutes off the bench


Saint Joseph's is now 9-14 all-time versus Bates College and, with last year's 75-72 triumph in Lewiston, has topped the Bobcats in consecutive meetings for the third time in the history of the matchup, with the last instance occurring during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.


Both teams resume play Tuesday, when Saint Joseph's hosts Maine Maritime at 7:30 PM and Bates travels to Husson University for a 7:00 PM tip-off.




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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