St. Joseph’s men defeat Lyndon

St. Joseph’s men defeat Lyndon

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Lyndon men's basketball team dropped a tough 64-62 decision to the College of St. Joseph's 64-62 at Stannard Gymnasium.

Trailing 61-60, Phil Warrick (Springfield, Mass.) drove down the lane past two Saints' defenders and converted a layup to give Lyndon a 62-61 advantage with 7.6 seconds remaining. On the ensuing inbounds play, St. Joseph's Jamie Rajda drove the ball down the court and nailed a contested three-point field goal from the top of the key to give the Fighting Saints a 64-62 lead with 2.6 seconds left.

The Hornets had one last chance to steal the victory, but they could not get a shot off in the time remaining and fell to their sixth defeat of the season.

The Fighting Saints were led by K.J. Jackson who recorded a double-double, with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Evan Jobst had 12 rebounds and two steals, both of which were team-highs. Rajda, who hit the game-winning shot, finished with 16 points.

Jason Gray (east Thetford, Vt.) scored 12 points, ive rebounds and blocked three shots for Lyndon, and Logan Calkins (Danville, Vt.) added 11 points, six rebounds and two steals. O'Bee Byrd (waterbury, Conn.) contributed eight points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in the loss.