Eagles Fly Past Men's Basketball in Round Two of East vs. West

Eagles Fly Past Men's Basketball in Round Two of East vs. West

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — Freshman Stephane Etheart (Hollis Hills, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) scored 10 points off the bench as St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) endured a 71-54 road loss at sibling rivals St. Joseph's College (Long Island) on Tuesday evening.

The Basics

  • Final Score: SJC Long Island 71, SJC Brooklyn 54
  • Records: SJC Long Island (9-14, 8-6), SJC Brooklyn (4-20, 1-14)
  • Location: Patchogue, N.Y.
  • Arena: The Danzi Center
  • SJC Starters: Willis (G), Giles (G), McQuillen (G), Idyahia (G), Meiner (F) 

Turning Point

  • The Golden Eagles broke away with a 10-0 spurt to open the second half, building a 20-point cushion.

How it Happened

  • Alec Wills opened the scoring with a layup to give the Bears their only lead of the game and  Kavan Meiner followed with a layup that tied the game at 4-all. But the Golden Eagles scored 12 unanswered with a trio of three-pointers and a three-point play to build a double-digit advantage that they carried into the intermission, 36-26.
  • Long Island scored the first 10 points of the second stanza before Stephane Etheart broke the drought nearly six minutes in and the Bears couldn't cut into the deficit.

For the Bears

  • Freshman Stephane Etheart led the Bears with 10 points off the bench, shooting 5-of-11, also grabbing three rebounds.
  • Senior Christian Giles netted seven points and handed out six assists to direct the offense.
  • Freshman Dimitri Sirakis also tallied seven points in a reserve role and hauled in three caroms.

Inside the Box Score

  • For the second straight game, 12 different Bears contributed to the SJC ledger adding at least two points each.
  • Andy Laurent tallied a game-high 20 points to lead Long Island and Dan Nappi flirted with a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

The Bear Facts

  • The Bears have now dropped 11 straight, the longest skid of Coach Cocozello's tenure.
  • Long Island sweeps the season series and clinches the final berth in the Skyline Conference Championships.

Next up for St. Joseph's

The Bears return home to close out the season and celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, February 18th hosting The College of Mount Saint Vincent trying to sweep the season series. Game two of the doubleheader starts at 4 p.m. with live stats and video with Michael Kerr calling the action will be available on SJCBears.com.