Men's Hoop Kicks Off December with 86-74 Comeback Win at Post

Shawn Montague using a power dribble in the paint to get to the rim
BOX SCORE

When and Where: December 1, 2019 – Waterbury, Conn. (Drubner Center)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 86, Post University 74
Records: SNHU 5-2, Post 4-2

Senior Shawn Montague (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) matched his career high with 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team rallied for an 86-74 victory over Post University on Sunday afternoon at the Drubner Center.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
  • Montague – career-high-matching 27 points (13-18 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds
  • Senior Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) – 17 points (6-13 FG, 4-8 3-FG, 1-1 FT), 6 rebounds 
  • Junior Michael Almonacy (Brentwood, N.Y.) – 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-2, 3-FG, 2-2 FT), 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals
  • Freshman Jacari Sanders (San Antonio, Texas) – 14 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 3-4 FT), 3 assists, 2 rebounds
  • Sophomore Mikey Buscetto (Waterford, Conn.) – 9 points (4-9 FG, 1-5 3-FG), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
KEY MOMENTS
  • SNHU trailed by 11 with 9:21 remaining in regulation when, out of a timeout, it flipped the script and outscored Post, 31-9, over the remainder of the contest. Almonacy led the way with 11, while Joyce buried a trio of triples for nine points.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
  • Darrick Boyd paced the Eagles with 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3-FG, 4-4 FT), while Devonte McCall posted a double-double of 14 points (7-16 FG) and 11 boards.
  • The Penmen outshot the Eagles, 55.4 percent (36-65) to 43.9 percent (29-66), while Post narrowly returned the favor from beyond the arc, 37.5 percent (9-24) to 35 percent (7-20).
  • SNHU was also better from the stripe, 77.8 percent (7-9) to 60 percent (6-10).
  • The Penmen won the glass (38-33) and the paint (40-36), collected more points off turnovers (16-13), and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (16/12-15/13).
NOTES
  • Southern New Hampshire halted a mini two-game skid with the victory.
  • SNHU improves to 9-1 all-time versus Post, including eight staight in the series.
  • Montague's double-double is his fourth of the season and 14th of his career.
WHAT'S NEXT
  • The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, Dec. 4 (7:30 p.m.) when they take on Saint Michael's College.
  • The next home contest for SNHU is Saturday, Dec. 7 (3:30 p.m.) when it plays host to Queens (N.Y.) College at the Stan Spirou Field House.

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