BRONXVILLE, N.Y. — Sebastien Etheart (Hollis, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) and Stephane Etheart (Hollis, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) both scored 21 points, but the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's basketball team (1-8, 1-5 Skyline) fell to Sarah Lawrence College (5-5, 4-2 Skyline) on the road, 87-75, on Thursday night.
Sophomore Frank Reali (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan Wagner) added 17 points in the loss on 8-for-12 shooting for his sixth-straight game in double-figures.
How It Happened
The Bears closely led early on until a Reali layup capped off six unanswered points and the lead stretched to seven (16-9) at 13:20 in the first.
SLC tied things up two minutes later and the teams were neck-and-neck until another 6-0 run, featuring four freebies from Matt McQuillen (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's), gave SJC a 36-30 advantage with three minutes on the clock.
St. Joseph's held on to a 41-36 halftime lead as the team shot 50 percent from the floor and both of the Ethearts were in double-figures at the break.
The Bears opened the second half on a 16-9 run behind seven points from Seb. Etheart giving them the first double-digit lead of the game at 55-45 (15:18). After a Reali bucket to keep the lead at 10 with 11 minutes to play, the Gryphons went off for an 11-2 spurt cutting the deficit to one (67-66) at 8:28.
Soon after, seven unanswered gave Sarah Lawrence a four-point lead and they didn't look back, as a triple from Omar Jameleddine put them up 83-73 with a minute to play to seal the victory.
For the Bears
- Sebastien Etheart scored his 21 on 7-14 shooting as well as eight assists, six rebounds, a block, and a steal.
- Stephane Etheart (21 pts, 9-14 FG) nearly had a double-double off the bench with nine rebounds and was active on defense with three blocks and three steals.
- Reali added five rebounds and three assists to his 17 points (8-14 FG).
- Zach MacDonnell (Howard Beach, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) put up five points (2-5 FG) and two blocks in 14 minutes of action off the bench.
Next Up for the Bears
Another Skyline road contest taking on sibling rival SJC Long Island in Patchogue on Saturday (Dec. 8) at 3 p.m. with links to live stats and video at SJCBears.com.