Saints shoot down Paul Smith’s hoops

RUTLAND, Vt. – The College of Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball team used a flurry of 3-pointers to shoot down Paul Smith’s College on Saturday.

The Fighting Saints drained 22 from behind the arc to secure the 101-82 victory. Saint Joseph’s made 12 of those 3-pointers in the first half on the way to building a 57-32 halftime lead.

“I have not seen a team shoot that well in a long time,” said Paul Smith’s coach Joe Akey. “I thought we played OK overall, but when a team is that hot there is not much you can do.”

Akey said Saint Joseph’s averages about eight 3-pointers per game.

Ramel Anderson (26 points) connected for six treys, while Casey Hall (26) and Dre Anderson (19) each five.

Alex Medina led the Bobcats offensively with 24 points to go along with seven rebounds and two steals. Shiva Senhil hit for 22 points, while Patrick Odell and Adam Klock each had 10 points.

Paul Smith’s is 3-16 overall and 3-11 in Yankee Small College Conference game.