College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team plays their last home game of the season versus Central Maine Community College (CMCC) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1pm. DQ Abernathy, Charles Isaac Jr. and Junior FanFan, CSJ's three seniors, will be recognized for their contributions to the men's basketball program.
CSJ is 5-21 on the season after a 53-84 loss to Green Mountain College on Feb. 7. Isaac led the Fighting Saints with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks. Adley Eliacin had 7 points and three players recorded 6 points off the bench for CSJ: Brian Kennedy, John Ryals III and William Leino. Leino also recorded 7 rebounds while Ryals pulled down 3. The score was 18-28 at halftime before GMC went off for 56 second half points to seal the win.
The CMCC Mustangs are coming off a 74-53 loss at Southern Maine Community College on Feb. 6. Josh Chery had 11 rebounds and 10 points for CMCC. Rodney Theodore and Mark McDonald each scored 11 points. Overall, Elijah Barbour leads the Mustangs in scoring at 13.8 points per game. Chery averages 13 ppg and Corey David averages 10ppg.
CSJ traveled to Auburn, Maine to take on the Mustangs on Jan. 26. They fell 60-90. Isaac recorded 29 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists for the Fighting Saints. Mickalous Snowden had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists. Deron Walter recorded 8 rebounds, 6 points.
CMCC had five players record double-digit points and three record double-digit rebounds. Cody Tozier had 15 points, 11 rebounds, Chery recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds, and Cam Duncan had 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 points. Barbour scored 17 points and McDonald had 11 off the bench for CMCC.
The Mustangs are 15-7 on the season and ranked #11 in USCAA Division II.