Two Monks basketball players, seniors Matthew Medeiros and Nicholas Jobin, have recently been added to Saint Joseph’s College’s 1,000-Point Club.
Guard Matthew Medeiros (Westport, Mass.) became the 36th player in Saint Joseph's College men's basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau in a 96-87 double-overtime victory over Rivier University on December 7, 2013.
Medeiros entered the conference contest needing 12 points to reach the career milestone and hit the mark on the nose with 7:20 remaining in the first half when he drained his fourth three-pointer of the contest. The senior sharpshooter netted a game-high 29 points with six assists and went 7-10 from three-point distance to help the Monks notch their third-consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory. Medeiros tied his career-highs in points, field goals made (9) and three-point field goals made (7) and also set a new personal-best in assists in the win over the Raiders.
The contest versus Rivier was the final game of the 2013 calendar year for Saint Joseph's, as the Monks do not play again until January 4th when the team plays the first of two tilts in the Catholic University Classic Tournament in Washington, D.C.
Forward Nicholas Jobin (Westbrook, Maine) became the 37th player in the 44-year history of the Saint Joseph's College men's basketball program to reach the 1,000-point milestone, in an 81-70 win over conference-rival Lasell College at the Harold Alfond Center on January 23, 2014.
Jobin started the night 29 points shy of the four-digit mark and nailed 1,000 on the dot when he converted a conventional three-point play with 5:05 remaining in the second half. The senior post player ended the game with a total of 31 points with 14 rebounds and went 11-12 from the free throw line to help the Monks improve to 8-8 overall and 7-2 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play. Jobin set new career-highs in points and free throws made and tied his personal-best totals in field goal attempts (19) and free throw attempts in the important conference win.
No player in the last 16 seasons entered the game in which he netted his 1,000th career point needing more points (29) than Jobin. The previous high during this window was held by current Assistant Coach Elbie Murphy '09, who required 27 points to reach the mark and dropped 30 versus Albertus Magnus College on January 26, 2008. Jobin also ties Petzy — who poured in 31 versus Husson on November 30, 2011 — for the most points scored in a contest in which the player in question reached the 1,000-point plateau.
January 27, 2014
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