Bowdoin Surges Past Saint Joseph's, 93-80

Bowdoin Surges Past Saint Joseph's, 93-80

STANDISH, Maine – Bowdoin College (9-5) topped Saint Joseph's College (12-4), 93-80, in a non-conference men's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday evening.


Bowdoin emerged from a seesaw first half – which featured seven tie scores and eight lead changes – with a 38-31 lead and held a game-high 20-point (61-41) cushion six minutes into the second stanza.

The Monks whittled away at the deficit and cut the Polar Bears' lead down to five points (71-66) after sophomore Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) capped a 20-8 run with a three-pointer with 6:24 remaining. A comeback was not in the cards however, as Bowdoin went on to put the game away with 10 unanswered points in the following three minutes.


Bowdoin posted a stellar 89.5% (17-19) effort from the free throw line while the Monks went just 8-for-13 (61.5%) from the charity stripe.


  • Casale registered his seventh double-double of the season with 2- points and 10 rebounds and added seven assists
  • Freshman guard Nicholas Curtis (Windham, Maine) was 6-6 from the field and 4-4 from three-point range with a career-high 16 points
  • Sophomore point guard Tatsuaki Sakai (Ishikawa, Japan) added 11 points, four assists, and three steals
  • Senior guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) contributed 11 points and five caroms
  • Senior guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) chipped in with nine points, six rebounds, and three assists


  • Sophomore guard Zavier Rucker (Woodbury, Conn.) scored 23 points with five rebounds, five assists, and two steals
  • Junior guard David Reynolds (Raleigh, N.C.) added 20 points after making 4-of-9 attempts from downtown
  • Senior forward Jack Simonds (Falmouth, Maine) netted 13 with four boards


Saint Joseph's is now 10-16 in the history of the series with Bowdoin College.


Saint Joseph's resumes GNAC play Saturday with a 3:00 PM game at Johnson & Wales University.




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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