Patchogue, NY| Senior Isaiah Moore scored a game-high 23 points in a Senior Day defeat to Skyline Conference rival Mount St. Mary College inside the Danzi Center on Saturday afternoon.
With the defeat, the Golden Eagles finish their 2017-18 season with a 5-20 (5-15 Skyline) overall mark. The Knights improve to 13-12 and qualify for the conference championship tournament with a 12-7 Skyline record.
Moore's 23 points came on 8-for-22 shooting from the field and 6-for-12 shooting from beyond the arc. The guard was also credited with nine rebounds and two steals.
Mary's was paced by Andrew Holmes, who shot 6-for-12 from the field and scored 19 points.
In a game that saw seven lead changes, SJC jumped out in front, 6-5, early, but quickly fell behind and later entered the break down 10 points (39-29).
Clawing back, the Golden Eagles cut the deficit to three points (51-48) 5:50 into the second and soon after took a 54-52 lead when Moore drained a three-pointer.
Though their lead was brief, SJC again cut the deficit to one point (64-63) with 5:34 to play in regulation, but it was the closest the hosts came to retaking the lead, eventually succumbing to a 74-67 defeat.
Despite outrebounding the Knights, St. Joseph's was the second-best team from the field (42.1% to 36.1%) and beyond the arc (40.0% to 31.4%).
Among those wrapping up their collegiate careers on Saturday was Moore, who leaves the program sixth all-time in scoring (1,124) and eighth all-time in rebounding (455). Moore is only one of 14 players in program history to score over 1,000 points as a Golden Eagle.