BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Saint Joseph's College men's basketball team used red-hot shooting and strong defense to knock off Bowdoin 77-58 on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Monks improve to 3-3 while the Polar Bears fall to 6-2 this season.
- The teams traded blows in the first half, with the Monks holding a slim 34-31 edge at the break thanks to 11 first-half points from Darian Berry.
- Saint Joseph's took command immediately out of the gate in the second half, scoring the first 13 points of the period to take a 47-31 lead five minutes into the half.
- The Monks pushed their lead to 18 points before Bowdoin mounted a rally, sparked by a pair of Liam Farley three-pointers, that cut the lead to nine points, 52-43, with 11:30 to go.
- Saint Joseph's responded, however, using a 9-2 run to quickly push the lead back to double figures.
- Ian Mileikis sparked the second-half surge by the Monks, scoring 16 points in the final 20 minutes as Saint Joseph's pushed the lead to as many as 20 points.
By The Numbers
- The Monks connected on 50% of their shots for the game, including 10-21 from three-point range compared to 42% shooting for Bowdoin, including 4-15 from long-range.
- Saint Joseph's held a 34-30 edge in rebounding and had a 11-4 advantage in second-chance points.
- Ian Mileikis scored a game-high 25 points for the Monks while Darian Berry had 15 points and eight rebounds. Jack Casale had 15 points off the bench for Saint Joseph's.
- Bowdoin was led by 19 points from Jack Simonds, while Hugh O'Neil added 14. Liam Farley scored ten for the Polar Bears.
- Bowdoin will return to action with a home game against Bates on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.
- Saint Joseph's will host Rivier in their next game on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.