Men's Basketball Falls to Saint Joseph's in Monday Night Battle

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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.

Game Highlights

  • 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.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will head to Williams as they return to NESCAC play on Friday at 7:00 p.m.