Farmingdale State Stymies Men's Basketball to Remain Undefeated in Skyline

Farmingdale State Stymies Men's Basketball to Remain Undefeated in Skyline

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Sophomore Joseph Idyahia (Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King) freshman Stephane Etheart (Hollis Hills, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) had 11 points each as the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's basketball team couldn't hand Farmingdale State College their first conference loss, falling 87-54 on the road on Wednesday night.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Farmingdale State 87, St. Joseph's 54
  • Records: Farmingdale State (17-5, 13-0), St. Joseph's (4-18, 1-12)
  • Location: Farmingdale, N.Y.
  • Arena: Nold Gym
  • SJC Starters: Willis (G), Giles (G), McQuillen (G), St. Etheart (F), Meiner (F) 

Turning Point

  • An 11-0 run over two minutes gave the Rams a 13 point lead that the extended into a 45-28 lead at the intermission.

How it Happened

  • Stephane Etheart scored five quick points early to give the Bears the early lead. After a Joseph Idyahia triple cut the deficit to two, the Rams erupted for 11 straight points in a span of just under two minutes to move ahead by double digits.
  • Etheart and Kavan Meiner scored back-to-back baskets to bring the deficit to seven momentarily but the hosts used a late surge to close out the frame to go into the lockers up 17, 45-28.
  • SJC managed to shoot just 27 percent in the second stanza and Rams continued to pull away in the second stanza.

For the Bears

  • Freshman Stephane Etheart shared team-high honors with 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting along with five rebounds and three steals.
  • Sophomore Joseph Idyahia shot 3-of-5 from three-point land to also finish with 11 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists.
  • Freshman Kavan Meiner rounded out three in double figures with 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting and grabbed three boards.
  • Senior Christian Giles handed out six assists and chipped in five points.

Inside the Box Score

  • Farmingdale commanded the glass by a 57-34 margin and held a 56-18 discrepancy in points inside the paint and 20-6 edge in fast break points.
  • St. Joseph's handed out 15 assists on 19 made field goals.
  • Nine different Bears added at least a point to the final ledger.

The Bear Facts

  • St. Joseph's is currently on a nine-game losing streak, matching the longest skid of Coach Cocozello's tenure (2009-10).

Next up for St. Joseph's

The Bears return home to host Yeshiva University on Sunday, February 12 in a Skyline South Division matchup starting at 2 p.m. at The Hill Center. Live stats and video will be available on SJCBears.com.