College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team fell 100-88 at Fisher College on Wednesday night. Despite dropping to 0-4 overall, the Saints put on one of their best offensive displays since the start of the season.
Charles Isaac notched his second double-double of the season, 26 points and 10 rebounds, leading the squad in both categories and recording personal season-highs. Mickalous Snowden put up 17 points thanks to 5-for-11 shooting beyond the 3-point line. Tyreke Woodard recorded 14 points and six rebounds, and Trent Torain added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Deron Walter got CSJ on the scoreboard first with a 3-pointer, assisted by Kreem George. Fisher went on an 8-0 run over the next three-and-a-half minutes for a 8-3 lead. Torain subbed into the game and immediately made an impact, converting a jump shot to make the game 8-5.
Malik Tavares made a 3-point shot on the Falcons' next possession, but Jamiu Oladimeji matched his effort to cut the Saints' deficit to 11-8. Woodard was fouled and sank his two free throw to make it a one-point game five minutes in.
Tavares scored the next five points of the contest before Isaac scored his first layup of the contest to make the score 16-12. Kadeem Riddick scored next for the Saints after DQ Abernathy made a steal and dished off an assist with 13 minutes to go in the half.
Jamontay Thompson scored two consecutive layups to extend the Falcons' lead 20-14. Ten seconds later, Darrien White scored a three for CSJ. Tavares was quick to stop the Saints' momentum with his third 3-pointer of the contest for a 23-17 lead. An 11-0 Fisher run after a timeout gave them a 34-17 advantage. Isaac snapped the run with two free throws for the Saints.
Snowden made back-to-back three pointers in response to a Fisher foul shot to make the game 36-25. Fisher scored six unanswered points for a 42-25 lead with five minutes to play in the half. Isaac scored five points in response, and Woodard also scored five before halftime, but CSJ trailed 58-41 at the break.
CSJ outscored Fisher in the second half behind Isaac's 17 points and Snowden's 11. The Fighting Saints whittled away at their deficit, with contributions by Torain and Woodard, as well, but were unable to come within 11 points of Fisher before the final whistle blew with the score at 100-88.
Fisher had four players score 11 points or more. Kyle Snowden paced the Falcons with 17 points and nine assists. Tavares put up 21 points, good for . Thompson recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and also contributed three assists. Mena Yacoub rounded it out the team's double-digit scorers with 11 points and five rebounds.
The Fighting Saints play next on Sunday, Dec. 3 at UMaine-Machias in a 3 p.m. contest.