Patchogue, N.Y. – The St. Joseph's College men's basketball team (12-2, Skyline 8-0) defeated the Dolphins of Mount Saint Vincent (4-11, Skyline 2-6), 110-95, to remain unbeaten in Skyline Conference play.
The Eagles were led by their senior guards and co-captains, Olivier Laurent (Amityville, N.Y./ St. Anthony's) with 29 points on 11-for-17 from the floor, and Trey Black (Bayport, N.Y./ Bayport-Blue Point), with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior forward Vincent Russo (Sayville, N.Y/Sayville) added 19 points and was perfect from the stripe with six free throws and two rare four-point plays.
St. Joseph's was hot in the first half and with four minutes remaining in the half Trey Black made a layup to give the Eagles a 17 point lead. The Dolphins would not go down easy though and went on a 13-4 run to close out the half, with the Golden Eagles up 49-41 going into the locker room.
In the second half, the Eagles scorers started heating up and brought the lead back to as many as 27. St. Joseph's shot an amazing 61.3% from the floor in the second half on 19-for-31. The difference maker in the game came down to free-throw shooting of the Eagles as they shot 31-of-38 from the line in a game that wasn't light on fouls.
The win gives St. Joseph's a strong hold atop the Skyline Conference as they remain the only unbeaten team. Next up, for the Golden Eagles is the Panthers of Old Westbury (8-6, Skyline 5-2) with whom they split the season series last season.
August 9, 2012 Laurent, Jimenez & Mateyko Make All-Long Island Team
April 18, 2012 Chris Jimenez Named to All-MET Team for Second Time
March 13, 2012 Chris Jimenez Named to NABC All-Atlantic Team
March 13, 2012 Olivier Laurent Named to D3Hoops All-Region Team
February 27, 2012 Golden Eagles Selected for 2012 NCAA Tournament
February 23, 2012 Top-Seeded Eagles Upset by #4 Purchase in Skyline Semi's
February 22, 2012 Chris Jimenez Named ECAC Metro Player of the Week
February 21, 2012 Three Eagles Named to Skyline All-Conference Team
February 21, 2012 Jimenez Named Skyline Basketball Co-Player of the Week
February 18, 2012 Eagles Grab Top Seed in Skyline Tourney
February 11, 2012 Trey Black Scores 1,000th Career Point as Eagles Cruise Past Yeshiva
February 4, 2012 Russo's Nine Three’s Leads SJC over Sage, Black Puts Up 25 points
February 1, 2012 Laurent Scores 1,000th Career Point as SJC Upends Farmingdale Again
January 28, 2012 Jimenez's Six Three's Allow Eagles to Soar Past Panthers
January 18, 2012 Golden Eagles Roll by Mount Saint Vincent, 110-95
January 17, 2012 Laurent and the Eagles Spotlighted by D3Hoops.com
January 11, 2012 Eagles Outshoot Rams to Remain Perfect In Skyline Play
January 10, 2012 Laurent & Redding Each Named Skyline Player of the Week for Jan. 9
December 23, 2011 Bender & Black Win Skyline Player of the Week - Winter Report #5
December 12, 2011 Ramapo Hands St. Joseph's First Loss of Season
December 6, 2011 Skyline Winter Report #3 - Jimenez Makes Men's Honor Roll
December 1, 2011 Skyline Winter Report #2 - Bender Wins Women's Player of the Week
November 22, 2011 Skyline Winter Report #1-Jimenez Wins First MBB Player of the Week Award
November 2, 2011 Eagles Finish Second in Preseason Skyline Men's Basketball Poll