Men's Hoops Runs Away From Saint Joseph's in Tuesday Night Win

Zavier Rucker matched his career high with 23 points in the win over Saint Joseph's
Zavier Rucker matched his career high with 23 points in the win over Saint Joseph's

STANDISH, Maine – Zavier Rucker scored a game-high 23 points as the Bowdoin College men's basketball team coasted past Saint Joseph's College on Tuesday night, 93-80.

The Polar Bears improve to 8-5 this season while the Monks fall to 12-3.

Game Highlights

  • The teams traded buckets throughout a competitive first half that saw seven ties and eight lead changes.
  • Eight straight points by Saint Joseph's Tatsuaki Sakai gave the hosts their largest lead of the game, 22-17, with 6:18 left in the opening period.
  • A trifecta by David Reynolds sparked a 10-3 run for Bowdoin that regained the lead for the Polar Bears. Bowdoin would close the half on an 11-2 surge to take a 38-31 edge at the break.
  • The Polar Bears put the game away early in the second half, scoring the first 12 points out of halftime to take a commanding 50-31 lead just four minutes into the frame.
  • Bowdoin would extend the lead to as many as 20 points in the second half before settling for the 13-point margin of victory. 

By The Numbers

  • Zavier Rucker matched his career high of 23 points, which he had done twice already earlier this season, while also adding six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
  • David Reynolds netted four three-pointers and ended with 20 points while Jack Simonds had 13.
  • Drew Gagnon (11) and Sam Grad (10) had double figures off the bench for Bowdoin.
  • Jack Casale had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Monks.
  • Bowdoin finished at 48.6% shooting for the game and connected on 17-19 from the free throw line.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to NESCAC play on Saturday as they head north to play Colby in Waterville at 3:00 p.m.