Highlighted by a pair of 30-point double-doubles and the 1000th career point for junior forward David Louison, the St. Joseph’s College men skated to an 88-75 at Brooklyn Technical High School.
Louison and Michael Megafu posted 30 points each, one shy of their career bests, to lead St. Joseph’s (8-7) to their first win over the Bulldogs (3-10) since 2006.
Megafu paired his season high with a game-high 15 rebounds to extend his double-double streak to seven games and 10 overall this season. Louison matched his season high and coupled it with 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season.
The Bulldogs were paced by Jamel Gist’s game-high 36 points and Egzon Gjonbalaj added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Things didn’t go as well for the St. Joseph’s women’s squad. Turnovers and poor shooting dominated the game as St. Joseph’s dropped a 47-35 decision.
The Bulldogs (9-4) substituted early and often, keeping their players fresh throughout the game. Nicole Francomano led the way with 11 points and Megan Campbell added 10 points, the only players in double figures for the surging squad, which has won six of its last seven.
St. Joseph’s (8-6) was led by Megan Moran, who led all scorers with 13 points and snagged six rebounds as the Lady Bears dropped their sixth straight to their borough rivals. Kristin D’Chiutiis also contributed nine points and six rebounds.
T’Keyah Francis corralled a game-high 16 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end, helping Brooklyn to a 52-35 advantage on the boards.
The Bulldogs took advantage of an aggressive pressure defense that forced 25 Lady Bears turnovers, which accounted for 25 of their 47 points.
The St. Joseph’s men open a stretch of four straight road games against Valley Forge Christian College on Wednesday, January 22, while Brooklyn College was set to host Hunter College on Wednesday, January 15.
The St. Joseph’s women have a week off to regroup and will close out a three-game home stand against The City College of New York on Monday, January 20. The Brooklyn College women were scheduled to join the men in hosting Hunter College on January 15.