01/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2018 19:02
NASHUA, N.H. - Junior guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) scored 27 points in just 20 minutes to propel Saint Joseph's College (8-6, 3-2 GNAC) past Rivier University (1-13, 0-5 GNAC), 79-59, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's basketball contest on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Saint Joseph's trailed early but assumed control for good with a game-changing 20-4 run that started midway through the first quarter. Behind 15-14 with 9:25 before the break, the Monks kicked off the surge with 13 unanswered points - including 11 from Berry - over the next three minutes and freshman guard Jack Casale (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) completed the run with a three-pointer at the 3:19 mark to extend the SJC lead to 34-19.
The Monks held a 38-23 cushion at intermission and led by a game-high 25 points (61-36) after junior forward Jae Johns (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) converted a layup with 13:45 left in the second quarter.
STATS OF THE GAME:
St. Joe's held a 34-16 advantage in points in the paint with a 21-7 lead in bench points on the afternoon.
LEADERS - SAINT JOSEPH'S:
LEADERS - RIVIER:
With the win, Saint Joseph's improves to 19-4 in the history of the series with Rivier University.
Saint Joseph's will host GNAC-rival Mount Ida College on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.
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.