Men's Basketball Falls in NE10 Play at Franklin Pierce

Men's Basketball Falls in NE10 Play at Franklin Pierce

RINDGE, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team lost to Franklin Pierce University, 87-74, on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play in FPU Fieldhouse.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (6-15, 3-13 NE10), Franklin Pierce (12-11, 8-8 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Levi Holmes III (East Brunswick, N.J./Rutgers Prep), 30 points, 3-for-5 three-pointers, 13-for-14 free throws
  • Senior Derek Cheatom (Buffalo, N.Y./The Park School of Buffalo), 17 points, 3 assists, 7-for-15 field goals
  • Senior Winston Jones II (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream Central), 13 points, 11 rebounds (career high), 7 offensive rebounds
  • Junior Jordan Guzman (Staten Island, N.Y./Xaverian), 12 points
  • Senior Jaylen Hall (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park/Richard J. Daley), 3 assists

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Falu Seck, 28 points, 6-for-13 three-pointers
  • Graduate student Jeremy Arthur, 18 points
  • Junior Doyin Fadojutimi, 12 points, 6 rebounds
  • Graduate student Lolami Lola-Charles, 10 rebounds

GAME FACTS

  • Nine of the Purple Knights' previous 11 games were decided by single digits.
  • Saint Michael's shot 24-of-27 on free throws.
  • Holmes' ninth career 30-point game.
  • Holmes moved into a tie for third in program history with Mark Mulvey '97 in career three-pointers (259).
  • Jones' second career double-double.

THE ACTION

  • Franklin Pierce scored the game's first seven points en route to leading 12-2 on Lola-Charles' lay-in at 17:13 of the first half.
  • Seck's bucket at 9:45 pushed the Raven lead to 29-16 before Saint Michael's slowly chipped away, using a 21-8 run to tie the game with 1:38 left. Holmes scored 13 of those points, including the tying three.
  • Seck responded with a triple at 1:19, and the hosts carried a 40-37 lead into halftime.
  • Guzman buried a tying three 14 seconds into the second half before Cheatom's lay-up at 18:56 put the visitors up 42-40.
  • Franklin Pierce pulled away on the strength of a 19-3 run. Arthur had 11 points.
  • Saint Michael's trimmed the 14-point deficit to five points on four occasions, including when Jones tipped in his own miss at 4:56 to make the score 68-63.
  • Fadojutimi responded with the next two baskets, and the visitors never again trailed by fewer than eight points.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday at Stonehill College, 7:30 p.m.