Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)
Riverdale, NY| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's basketball team (2-9, 2-5 Skyline) scored five players in double-digits but dropped a 90-84 decision to the College of Mount St. Vincent in a Skyline Conference contest in the Bronx on Monday evening.
Sophomore Frank Basile led the Golden Eagles with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the field. The guard also dished out a game-high five assists and was credited with two steals.
The Dolphins were led by Matthew Sowah who tallied a game-high 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting.
SJC struggled from the field early and fell behind 30-12 with 6:23 to play in the first, but a jumper by Kinard with 53 seconds to play in the half ensured the deficit was 12 at the break (41-29).
Mt. St. Vincent maintained a double-digit lead through much of the second, but Cohen's three-ball with 3:48 to play in regulation brought the guests to within six points (78-72).
Junior Jonah Caldwell's jumper with 1:12 on the clock made it a four-point game (84-80) but that would be the closest the Golden Eagles would come to tying the game before taking the 90-84 defeat.
Despite being outshot from the field (54.2%-48.4%), SJC boasted a superior three-point shooting percentage (43.5%-40.9%) and registered more bench points (33-25).
The Golden Eagles return to action on Wednesday, January 10 when they host the United States Merchant Marine Academy inside the Danzi Center at 8:00 pm. Live video and stats for the contest will be available here.