Trent Torain scored 16 points and was named to the All-Tournament team, but College of St. Joseph's men's basketball team dropped a contest 102-77 against Misericordia University in the consolation game of the Doc Greene Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 9.
The Cougars opened the game with a 7-0 run and rolled with their momentum from there. Quadarius Spence got CSJ on the board four minutes in with a jump shot by way of a Jared Brown assist. Charles Isaac stole the ball on the next possession and found Brown at the 3-point line to come within two of Misericordia. Jason Kenny scored consecutive 3-pointers for the Cougars to broaden the team's lead to 13-5.
Kadeem Riddick made a layup for the Saints, but was answered by a Tony Harding 3-pointer for Misericordia. Tyerell Mann followed suit with a 3-pointer, but this time CSJ answered with a Mickalous Snowden three, making the game 19-10.
Midway through the first half, the score was 32-10 in favor of Misericordia, but Tyreke Woodard ended the run with a layup for CSJ. Snowden then converted his second three of the contest and brought the Saints within 17 points of MU. However, the Saints were unable to come within 15 points of the Cougars for the remainder of the half, and the score was 52-29 at halftime.
The second half was better offensively for the Saints, who were barely outscored, 50-48. Torain went off for 12 points to close out the game and Woodard notched 9. Brown scored 8 and Chris Conway pitched in 6, but the Fighting Saints could not claw their way out of the deficit made in the first half.
Torain finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Woodard had 11 points. Brown scored a season-best 13 points and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
CSJ, 0-9, plays next in New York City at Berkeley College on Saturday, Dec. 16.