Monks Push Past Raiders, 99-69

Monks Push Past Raiders, 99-69

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (14-4, 4-1 GNAC) overcame an early deficit to topple Rivier University (1-17, 0-6 GNAC), 99-69, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's basketball contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Wednesday evening.


The conference counterparts traded the lead five times and played to seven tie scores before the Monks claimed the advantage for good with a 10-2 run in the closing two minutes of the first half. Senior guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) capped the surge with one second left in the half with a traditional three-point play, lifting the hosts to a 46-40 cushion heading into intermission.

The Monks continued to dominate early in the second stanza, particularly in the first nine minutes after the break when the hosts notched a 21-5 outburst. Freshman guard Zac Manoogian (Westbrook, Maine) closed out the run with a three-pointer with 11:06 left in the game to propel St. Joe's to a 75-49 lead.

Freshman guard Nicholas Curtis (Windham, Maine) hit a three-pointer with 3:49 remaining to extend the Monks' lead to a game-high 34 points (98-64).


The Monks held a 50-16 lead in points in the paint and shot 52.1% (38-73) from the floor…the Raiders stayed in the game by shooting 43.8% (14-32) in the first half, but cooled considerably in the second half with a 26.5% (9-34) clip and finished the game shooting 34.8% overall…St. Joe's dealt 27 assists on 38 field goals.


  • Sophomore guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) scored 26 points off a 6-for-11 three-point shooting performance with nine rebounds and four assists
  • Mileikis netted 18 points with seven boards, two assists, and a pair of steals
  • Senior guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) added 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists
  • Senior forward Marc Corey (Londonderry, N.H.) chipped in with nine points in 11 minutes
  • Freshman forward David Keohan (West Newfield, Maine) came off the bench to net 12 points with five rebounds in 12 minutes
  • Senior guard Jack Hostetler (Somers, Conn.) scored eight points coming off the bench


  • Junior forward Nate Hale (Nashua, N.H.) scored 22 points with three boards, two assists, and a pair of steals
  • Senior forward Isaiah Marks (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added 15 points, two rebounds, and two assists
  • Sophomore guard Tarik Rivers (Stamford, Conn.) chipped in with eight points and five assists


Saint Joseph's is now 21-4 all-time versus Rivier University and has now defeated the Raiders in three-consecutive meetings.


Saint Joseph's will play at Anna Maria College in a conference contest on Saturday at 1:00 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