College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team prepares to face SUNY Delhi for the second time this season on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Due to flooding at CSJ, the game will be held at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. at 3 p.m., following the women's contest.
The first time the two squads faced off, on Dec. 5, the Broncos secured a 83-77 victory over CSJ in the final minute of play. The Fighting Saints led 43-40 at halftime. With 9:20 to go in the game, the Broncos took their first lead of the second half, 60-58. From there, Delhi went on a 13-2 run to put the Broncos up 73-60 with 6:18 to play.
After a CSJ timeout, the Fighting Saints would then go on a 12-3 run to pull to within three at 75-72 with 2:49 to go. Charles Isaac sparked the run with a 3-pointer and a layup. Jake Slobe made a layup for the Broncos, but was answered by a Quadarius Spence jumpshot and Jamiu Oladimeji dunk. Jared Brown then provided an assist on a Oladimaji 3-pointer.
Delhi earned themselves more of a cushion, going up by seven when Slobe and Payton Dean scored, making the game 79-72 with 2:01 to go. Mickalous Snowden cut the Broncos' lead by drawing a foul on a 3-point shot and converted all three free throws. An Oladimeji layup worked Delhi's lead down to two at 79-77 with 23 seconds remaining. Slobe responded by going 1-for-2 from the foul line.
CSJ's chances of tying the game were squandered when Stephen Harten came up with a steal converted a layup on a fast break with 13 seconds remaining. Carlos Ithier made a free throw to cap the game, 83-77.
Trent Torain and Oladimeji led CSJ offensively with 15 points apiece. Two other Fighting Saints recorded drouble-digit points, with Isaac and Jonathan Brioso each netting 10. Darrien White led CSJ in rebounds and assists with eight and seven, respectively. Delhi's Slobe led all scorers with 16 points. Jordan Fragale scored 15 for the Broncos, and Kori Henriquez notched 14.
Delhi has already played three games in 2018, going 1-2 at the Florida National Tournament. They captured a 79-68 win over Blue Lights in their first game. They fell 75-67 to Virgin Islands and 101-94 to Florida National over the next two consecutive games.
CSJ will look to earn their first win of 2018 over the Broncos on Wednesday at Green Mountain College.