|Saint Joseph's College||Suffolk University|
BOSTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph’s College (3-3, 2-0 GNAC) tipped Suffolk University (1-6, 0-1 GNAC), 55-52, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
A close game both early and late, Saint Joseph’s held a two-point edge (21-19) with 4:49 remaining in the first half but assumed control with the help of a 16-3 run, which was capped by a Quinn Richardson-Newton (Saco, Maine) layup 12 seconds into the second half. The conference contest proved to be far from over however as Suffolk, trailing 53-41 with 3:57 remaining, scored 11 unanswered points to make it a 53-52 game with 47 seconds on the clock.
Richardson-Newton provided the Monks with much-needed breathing room when he converted a layup 25 seconds later and the Rams, with an opportunity to tie the game, missed a pair of three pointers in the closing 11 seconds, including a buzzer-beater attempt by sophomore Michael Hagopian (Watertown, Mass.) that was partially blocked by Richardson-Newton.
Richardson-Newton scored a game-high 16 points off an 8-12 shooting performance.
Sophomore Marc Corey (Londonderry, N.H.) scored 14 points and was 6-10 from the field.
Senior John Crawley (Fitchburg, Mass.) came off the bench to net nine points.
Sophomore Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) added six points and four rebounds.
Junior Aaron Hall (Haverhill, Mass.) led the Monks with six rebounds, including four on the offensive end.