Patchogue, NY| Senior Isaiah Moore scored his 1,000th career point as the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's basketball team snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 61-53 victory over Skyline Conference rival SUNY Purchase inside the Danzi Center on Thursday evening.
With the win, the Golden Eagles improve to 3-11 (3-7 Skyline) on the year as the Panthers slip to 9-5 overall and 6-4 in conference play.
Moore shot 5-for-10 from the field and scored a game-high 18 points. The four-year Golden Eagle eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark with a three-pointer at 9:27 of the first half.
Purchase's Nikeem Deleon matched Moore with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting.
After matching the Panthers nearly point-for-point in the first, SJC, trailing 27-24 with 51 seconds to play in the half, scored the period's final four points—all courtesy of Harris—to take a one-point lead into the break (28-27).
With 10:01 to play in regulation, a Deleon layup put the guests up 45-40, but a 10-3 run, capped off with a Moore three-ball at 7:00, saw SJC take a 50-48 lead.
Two converted free throws by Moore with 40 seconds to play extended the hosts' lead to seven points (60-53), and Harris' tally from the charity stripe with six seconds on the clock proved to be evening's final score as the Golden Eagles earned the 61-53 win.
Despite being outrebounded 38-28, St. Joseph's outshot the Panthers 41.7% to 38.2% from the field and 38.9% to 16.7% from three. SJC also forced Purchase into 14 turnovers and held a 15-3 advantage in bench points.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday, January 20 when they host Trinity College in a non-conference showdown at 3:00 pm. Live video and stats for the contest will be available here.