Saints prep for match-up with Panthers

Saints prep for match-up with Panthers

College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team plays the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7pm, following the women's match-up.

The Panthers are 4-7 on the season. On Nov. 13, they lost to fellow Albany-based competitor Bryant & Stratton College by the score of 82-66. Naythan Beltran led the College of Pharmacy with 21 points off 8-for-15 shooting from the field. Noah Farnsworth came off the bench to score 12 points and Edward Ahanmisi recorded 10 points, six rebounds three assists.

The Fighting Saints played Bryant & Stratton - Albany at home on Nov. 10 and won 81-75. Brian Kennedy scored a career-high 30 points to lead CSJ. He also collected five rebounds. Bryan Nunez contributed 11 points, seven assists and three steals off the bench for the Saints.

The College of Pharmacy played Columbia Greene Community College on Nov. 29 and won 86-83. Beltran had 25 points in the victory, while Farnsworth scored 14 and Kyle Matousek recorded 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

CSJ played Columbia Greene in their first game of the season and lost 86-84 despite outscoring CGCC 42-36 in the second half. Charles Isaac and Mickalous Snowden were huge for the Saints, scoring 32 and 28 points, respectively.

Beltran leads the Panthers' offense, averaging 14.9 points per game (PPG). Matousek is second on the team with 11.4 PPG and Joel Martineau contributes 10.1 PPG off the bench.

The Fighting Saints are led offensively by Charles Isaac, who is averaging 21.5 PPG and 47.8 percent shooting from the field, and Mickalous Snowden. Snowden is scoring 17.4 PPG, with a 40.6 field goal percentage and 38.3 three point percentage. Brian Kennedy is also averaging double figures for CSJ at 14.1 PPG.