New York, NY| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's basketball team slipped to 2-5 (1-3) overall on the year after suffering a 92-68 road defeat to Yeshiva University (3-5, 3-2) in a Skyline Conference contest on Tuesday evening.
Senior Mike Harris led the Golden Eagles with team-best point (22) and rebound (8) totals.
Ryan Turrell (23 points), Gabriel Leifer (22 points) and Simcha Halpert (21 points) combined for 66 of Yeshiva's 92 points. Leifer also grabbed a a game-best 16 rebounds.
Hot from the start, the Maccabees went up 29-12 midway through the first half and eventually took a commanding 54-32 lead into the break.
SJC was much better in the second half but was still outscored 38-36 in the period. Thirteen of Harris' points came in the second frame off of 4-for-10 shooting from the field.
Yeshiva outshot SJC from the field, 50.6% to 41.0%, and also outrebounded the guests 42 to 34.
St. Joseph's was the better side from the charity stripe, boasting a 92.9% conversion rate in contrast to the Maccabees' 85.7%.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday, December 8 when they host St. Joseph's College (Brkln) for a Skyline Conference contest at 3:00 pm.