Fighting Saints host Falcons Tuesday

Fighting Saints host Falcons Tuesday

College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team (5-18) faces off against Fisher College (8-15) for the third time this season on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7pm in the CSJ Athletic Center.

The teams have split their previous two matchups, with CSJ winning the first contest 82-73 on Nov. 16. The game was a part of the Paula Titus Memorial Tournament hosted by UMass-Boston. CSJ's Mickalous Snowden had 31 points to lead all scorers. The Fighting Saints shot 40.8 percent from the field, while the Falcons shot 38.9 percent. CSJ also had a slight edge in 3-point shooting percentage at 30.3 percent (10-for-33) to Fisher's 28.6 percent (8-for-28).

Fisher won the rebounding battle 53-43, but turned the ball over 23 times to allow CSJ to score 25 points off turnover. CSJ committed 13 turnovers, allowing Fisher to record 11 points off

turnovers. The game had four ties and three lead changes, indicating the two teams are very evenly matched. Snowden shot 10-for-22 from the field, including 8-for-19 from three. He also went 3-of-4 from the foul line for 31 points. Charles Isaac Jr. finished the game with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and Adley Eliacin had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.

The Falcons were led by Giovanni Thompson, who shot 8-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the foul line for 21 points. He also had 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Fellow starter Brandon Rembert had 11 points, 4 assists and Chris Sorapuru came off the bench to record 12 rebounds, 10 points. Malik Tavares also subbed in and scored double figures, finishing with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

CSJ traveled to Fisher on Nov. 28 and fell 110-90. The Saints were unable to keep up with the Falcons' 61.8 percent shooting display throughout the contest. Fisher pulled down 47 team rebounds to CSJ's 20 and received 46 points from their bench to CSJ's 5 bench points. CSJ shot 42.3 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from three. Fisher shot 39.1 percent from downtown. The Fighting Saints forced the Falcons into 15 turnovers and scored 19 points off turnovers. The Falcons scored 9 points off just 5 CSJ turnovers.

Isaac led all scorers with 42 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Eliacin recorded 17 points, 7 assists, 4 steals. Snowden had 12 points and DQ Abernathy recorded 8 points, 3 assists. Fisher had six players score double figures, led by Rembert with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Thompson scored 15 points and Sorapuru had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists. Kyle Snowden recorded 15 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and Mena Yacoub came off the bench to score 17 for Fisher. Jhalen Lumpkins subbed in to shoot 6-of-7 for 12 points.

Tuesday's contest will be preceded by a women's matchup at 5pm.