St. Joe’s men top Medgar Evers in MLK Day matchup
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Senior Michael Megafu collected his 1,000th career rebound in leading St. Joseph’s College to their second consecutive victory in a 95-83 road defeat of Medgar Evers College on Martin Luther King Day.

In the first half, the Queens native secured his 1,000th career rebound to join the elusive 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound club. He leads all Division III active players with 1,009 career rebounds and ranks 15th with 1,413 career points.

On his way to joining the exclusive club, Megafu compiled his ninth double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points and 11 boards.

For the second consecutive game, Matt O’Neill led all scorers with 25 points. The senior is averaging 25.5 points in his last four contests. He also flirted with his third straight double-double, collecting nine boards on top of game highs in assists (6) and steals (6).

Jamir Archer netted 16 on 7-of-15 shooting for the Bears (9-7). The senior also collected seven rebounds and dished out three assists. Sharpshooter Alec Willis added 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting from long range. The sophomore also secured a season-high seven rebounds.

On the other side, connecting five times from downtown, Maurice Swaby II led the Cougars (7-10) with a 25-point effort. Justin Sutton added 17 on 7-of-13 shooting in addition to three helpers and a pair of boards.

Markus Kearney Jr. contributed a double-double effort of the bench, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The efficient Bears shot 49.3 percent (34-69) from the field and 52.2 percent (12-23) from three-point range, leading to their third highest offensive output of the season.

The Bears will turn their focus to a crucial stretch of six consecutive Skyline Conference games, as they were scheduled to host preseason favorite and second place Sage College at The Hill Center on Wednesday, January 20. Tip off for the nightcap of a doubleheader with the women is set for 7:30 p.m.
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