Posted: Jan 13, 2020
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Bowdoin 95-86 on Tuesday night in Morrell Gymnasium.
The Monks improve to 6-7 while the Polar Bears fall to 5-7.
- The Polar Bears rode hot shooting to take an earl 14-point lead, pushing their advantage to 22-8 early in the opening half.
- Saint Joseph's chipped away at the lead thanks to 26 first-half points from Jack Casale, closing the gap to 42-41 just before the break.
- Bowdoin's Sam Grad nailed a long three-pointer at the buzzer to give the hosts a 45-41 edge at intermission.
- The Monks rallied in the second half, taking the lead midway through the frame.
- Casale combined with Nicholas Curtis to score 35 second half points to lead the visitors to the comeback win.
By The Numbers
- Jack Casale finished with 45 points for Saint Joseph's while Nicholas Curtis ended with 22 to lead the visitors.
- Sam Grad led Bowdoin with 23 points and eight rebounds while Manav Randhawa (14), David Reynolds (13) and Morgan Edwards (13) also saw double figures for the Polar Bears.
- Both teams shot well in the game as the Monks connected on 58% while Bowdoin hit on 52%. The Monks hit on 15-31 from three-point range compared to 12-28 for the Polar Bears.
- Bowdoin will head to Williams as they return to NESCAC play on Friday at 7:00 p.m.