Girls Buckets; Valley Tops Mechanicville in OT

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We said here yesterday that the Mechanicville Red Raiders would be a tough out the rest of the way and that certainly was the case last night in a home run with Hoosic Valley, but the Indians are, well the Indians, and they prevailed, outscoring the Raiders in the overtime session to claim the 51 48 victory. Continue reading

CSJ’s Steele Named PLayer of the Year

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Regina Steele named Women’s Player of the Year for YSCC

Several College of St. Joseph student-athletes were honored at this year’s Yankee Small College Conference banquet.

Regina Steele was named Women’s Player of the Year. The Ellenville, NY, native was a dominant force on the leaderboards and was ranked second in the conference in scoring, averaging 18 points per game, as well as leading the USCAA in total rebounds, rebounds per game, offensive rebounds. and field goal percentage. Steele also joined the 2,000 point club early in the season. Steele was named Outstanding Defensive Player for the YSCC Tournament. The senior center averaged 13 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks in the tournament.

Women’s Basketball Head Coach Chris Wood was named Women’s Coach of the Year. Wood led the Lady Saints to a 28-1 overall record this season and their second consecutive conference championship title and back-to-back USCAA National Tournament Appearances.

Mookie Kennedy, Jazz Laracuente, and Regina Steele were named to to the All-Conference First Team, while Arreonte Anderson earned Second Team All-Conference honors.  Kennedy was named YSCC Tournament Most Valuable Player, averaging 22 points per game. The Trumbull, Conn. native is a powerhouse player, leading the YSCC in points per game. She is also ranked second in the nation in points and points per game.

Kareem Brown and Antonio Gordon were named Second Team All-Conference members for the men’s basketball team. Brown, a 6’8″ forward from Troy, NY, averaged 14.5 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, while Gordon led the Saints in scoring with 16 points per game.

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Director of Communications
College of St. Joseph

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CSJ Men Fall

CSJ’s men’s basketball team was upset by University of Maine Machias 69-66 Saturday.

In a tight game throughout, the Clippers pulled away on a pair of free throws with seconds remaining. Travis Threewitts’ three point attempt to tie it at the buzzer came up short.

Kareem Brown had a huge game for the Saints scoring a team-high 19 along with 18 rebounds. Antonio Gordon added 18 off the bench and Threewitts chipped in 15.

Box Score

Me.-Machias vs. CSJ
@ Auburn, ME 
2/20/2016 at 4:00 PM
Me.-Machias
69
CSJ
66
FINAL 1 2 T
Me.-Machias (13-10, 8-5) 29 40 69
St. Joseph’s (VT) (19-9, 12-1) 30 36 66

Me.-Machias

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
02 Dexter Moore 19 2-9 2-6 1-2 3 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 7
04 Jorge Milo 40 2-15 1-7 0-0 2 4 6 3 2 0 3 4 5
10 Ben Teer 40 5-16 2-9 6-8 1 3 4 2 5 0 3 1 18
33 Travonne Thompson 35 1-3 0-0 0-3 6 14 20 2 0 1 3 4 2
43 Ivory Sneed, Jr. 21 8-12 0-0 1-2 6 3 9 0 0 1 0 3 17
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
1 Jalon Ray 31 7-13 1-4 1-2 1 5 6 3 0 0 3 3 16
11 Haidar Al-Freihy 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Brandon Blakely 14 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 2 4
14 Nicolas Bradbury 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 John Batson 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Jared Gove 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TM Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 27-72 
37.5%
6-26 
23.1%
9-17 
52.9%
20 33 53 11 9 2 15 17 69

CSJ

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
3 Joshua McAfee 28 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3
4 Kareem Brown 38 7-20 0-0 4-9 6 13 19 1 2 2 2 2 18
11 Travis Threewitts 35 6-14 0-3 3-4 4 1 5 1 1 0 5 4 15
14 Randy Arrington 24 1-4 0-0 1-2 2 5 7 3 2 0 2 2 3
24 Kyle Houston 38 3-9 1-2 0-1 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 7
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
2 Sean Spruill 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Randy Glenn 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Jamiu Oladimeji 8 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
15 Antonio Gordon 25 7-15 2-7 2-4 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 18
21 Jared Brown 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Kyle Milligan 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Da’Quan Abernathy 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Anthony Paul 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Keith Irving 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TM Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 26-71 
36.6%
4-15 
26.7%
10-20 
50.0%
16 26 42 6 9 2 11 15 66

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CSJ Women Win Big

Lady Saints defeat UMA in a landslide 76-46

The Lady Saints took care of business and beat University of Maine at Augusta handily 76-46 on Saturday, Feb. 6.

CSJ able to yet again use their terrific full court pressure defense to flutter Augusta and cause turnovers, which led to 24 fast break points for the Saints. Jazz Laracuente had another terrific performance, leading CSJ to victory with a game high 28 points, to go along with six boards and four steals. Continue reading

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Lady Saints win big against Villa Maria Feb. 7

The Lady Saints finished off the week on Sunday, Feb. 7 with yet another blowout victory, beating Villa Maria 87-56, improving their overall record to 22-1. Their current winning streak has now increased to an impressive 20 games in a row.

Reigning National Player of the Year Regina Steele put on a masterful performance to help get the win against the Vikings. She had 27 points and 21 rebounds to go along with five blocks. Mookie Kennedy also added 24 points of her own. The Saints defense was able to cause 22 turnovers, out rebound them 65-31, and have more assists at 19 to 15.

The Lady Saints will travel to Vermont Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 9 for their next matchup.

CSJ at Villa Maria 
@ Cheektowaga, NY (Villa Athletic Center)
2/7/2016 at 12:00 PM

 

CSJ
87
Villa Maria
56
FINAL 1 2 3 4 T
CSJ (VT) (21-1) 23 19 25 20 87
Villa Maria (16-7) 8 13 14 21 56

CSJ

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
11 Regina Steele – f 32 11-16 0-0 5-7 11 10 21 3 1 5 3 3 27
32 Kelly Festa – c 30 4-6 0-1 2-2 1 7 8 2 0 0 2 4 10
12 Jazsala Laracuente – g 33 3-13 1-6 2-2 4 5 9 5 2 0 1 5 9
03 Arreonte Anderson – g 36 7-22 0-4 1-2 11 6 17 4 3 2 6 3 15
01 Chontayvia Kennedy – g 34 10-21 1-5 3-5 1 3 4 3 2 0 5 2 24
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
00 Shamari Brodhead 19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 2 1 0 3 2 0
13 Nia Gilchrist 16 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
TM TEAM 1 1 2 1 0
TOTALS 36-81
44.4%
2-16
12.5%
13-18
72.2%
29 36 65 19 9 7 22 19 87

Villa Maria

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
00 Shaquana Owens – f 38 3-12 1-8 2-8 1 7 8 4 4 2 2 4 9
24 Naomi Walker – f 36 4-8 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 8
23 Magan Campbell – g 33 6-15 0-3 0-0 4 1 5 4 3 0 11 5 12
03 Jayvonna Kincannon – g 38 5-18 0-4 11-17 1 3 4 5 2 0 5 3 21
12 Lajanai Thomas – g 29 2-6 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 4
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
01 Tia Onipede 26 1-4 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 3 2
TM TEAM 2 2 4 1 0
TOTALS 21-63
33.3%
1-16
6.3%
13-26
50.0%
13 18 31 15 12 2 22 17 56
CSJ TEAM STATISTICS VILLA MARIA
44.4% ( 36-81) Field Goal % 33.3% ( 21-63)
12.5% ( 2-16) 3pt Field Goal % 6.3% ( 1-16)
72.2% ( 13-18) Free Throw % 50.0% ( 13-26)
65 Rebounds 31
19 Assists 15
22 Turnovers 22
26 Points off Turnovers 16
27 2nd Chance Points 5
54 Points in the Paint 34
12 Fastbreak Points 12
2 Bench Points 2
Ties: 0; Lead Changes: 0

OTHER INFORMATION Technical fouls: CSJ-None ; Villa Maria-None .
Attendance: 0
Time: 12:00 PM

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Fighting Saints defeat Villa Maria on Feb. 7

The Fighting Saints men’s basketball team took on Villa Maria on Sunday, Feb. 7, and they were able to edge out a win 75-74.

The Fighting Saints won what may have been their biggest game of the season against Villa Maria. It was neck and neck for the duration of the game and came down to Antonio Gordon’s game winning layup, made with six seconds left on the clock, to put the Saints up 75-74. Kareem Brown was a beast all game, accumulating a game high 29 points and 25 rebounds. Travis Threewitts was also able to collect an efficient 14 points off of a 6-10 night.

The Saints will travel to Vermont Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 9 for their next matchup.

CSJ at Villa Maria 
@ Cheektowaga, NY (Villa Athletic Center)
2/7/2016 at 2:00 PM

 

CSJ
75
Villa Maria
74
FINAL 1 2 T
CSJ (16-7) 35 40 75
Villa Maria (7-21) 36 38 74

CSJ

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
12 Joshua McAfee 33 2-8 1-5 2-3 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 4 7
24 Kyle Houston 30 2-4 2-3 4-5 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 3 10
04 Kareem Brown 40 10-18 0-0 9-12 9 16 25 0 4 1 5 3 29
11 Travis Threewitts 27 6-10 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 3 14
14 Randy Arrington 27 1-7 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
15 Antonio Gordon 29 5-13 3-10 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 3 4 13
21 Jared Brown 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
30 Anthony Paul 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
13 Jamiu Oladimeji 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
05 Randy Glenn 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TM TEAM 3 2 5 2 0
TOTALS 26-61
42.6%
8-22
36.4%
15-20
75.0%
15 25 40 10 8 1 18 20 75

Villa Maria

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
44 Kirby Driscoll – f 18 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 2 2
32 Darius Huggins – c 32 5-11 0-0 2-2 2 7 9 1 0 8 0 4 12
05 Justin Stokes – g 34 6-10 0-0 3-5 1 5 6 9 3 0 8 3 15
03 DeJaun Owens – g 32 3-9 0-4 0-0 2 2 4 3 1 0 2 2 6
00 Donte Campbell – g 37 9-14 2-6 1-3 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 21
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
33 Dominic Douglas 20 4-9 0-1 5-6 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 13
23 Malcolm Hendrick 25 1-3 0-1 3-4 1 4 5 1 0 0 2 1 5
13 Shaquille Darby 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TM TEAM 0 2 2 2 0
TOTALS 29-57
50.9%
2-12
16.7%
14-20
70.0%
8 23 31 19 5 8 19 17 74
CSJ TEAM STATISTICS VILLA MARIA
42.6% ( 26-61) Field Goal % 50.9% ( 29-57)
36.4% ( 8-22) 3pt Field Goal % 16.7% ( 2-12)
75.0% ( 15-20) Free Throw % 70.0% ( 14-20)
40 Rebounds 31
10 Assists 19
18 Turnovers 19
29 Points off Turnovers 23
19 2nd Chance Points 6
32 Points in the Paint 50
8 Fastbreak Points 14
13 Bench Points 18
9 Largest Lead 10
1st-06:05 Time of Largest Lead 2nd-14:38
Ties: 6; Lead Changes: 11

OTHER INFORMATION Technical fouls: CSJ-None ; Villa Maria-1 ( Donte Campbell) .
Attendance: 0
Time: 2:00 PM

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Lady Saints win big vs. conference foe NHTI Jan. 26

The College of St. Joseph women’s basketball team won in a rout against the NHTI Lynx with a final score of 90-62 on Jan. 26. It was another huge game from the reigning USCAA Player of the Year Regina Steele, who also got a lot of help from her teammates as three other players were able to finish in double figures. Continue reading

CSJ Mens Basketball

Cutline: Kyle Houston scored a team-high 17 points and also got six rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

Fighting Saints get well-rounded win over Great Bay CC Jan. 16

The Fighting Saints earned a win over Great Bay CC on Jan. 16 with a final score of 81-66. CSJ played a great team game, sharing the ball and working together to ensure the 15 point victory. Every player in the lineup saw playing time and nine players were able to put points on the board. Continue reading