Salve Regina Outlasts Men’s Basketball, 75-68

Salve Regina Outlasts Men’s Basketball, 75-68

BOSTON – The Suffolk men's basketball team kept things as a one possession game for the majority of the second half against Salve Regina, but the Seahawks coupled back-to-back hoops to open a slim margin the visitors would not relinquish to defeat the Reams, 75-68, Sunday afternoon inside Regan Gymnasium. 

SCORE: Suffolk 68, Salve Regina 75
RECORDS: Suffolk (0-5) | Salve Regina (2-3)

Salve Regina put in the first six points of the contest and Suffolk played catch up from there. Baskets from four different Rams put the Rams within two, 10-8, before back-to-back Suffolk hoops, one from Thomas Duffy and one from Jonathan Eng, tied things at 12-1 with 8:32 on the clock. 

Eng would equalize the game again at 16-all, before a layup from Quinn McCartney gave the Rams their first lead of the afternoon, 20-19. Out of a Salve Regina timeout, the visitors went on to build their largest lead of the day, 34-23, with 2:17 to go before intermission. A triple from Michael Hagopian and a layup from Jim Djema cut the deficit to just six as the team's headed to the locker rooms. Suffolk stormed out of half time and used a 7-2 stretch to lock things at 36-36 as Djema swished a trey. The score would flip flop from there, but neither team gained more than a one-possession lead. Eng dropped a three-pointer with 9:07 to go to put Suffolk out in front, 51-48. 

The score would tie twice more, before the Seahawks went on a rampage to regain a 64-57 advantage. The game turned to the foul line with both teams in double bonus and Salve Regina locked up the win from the stripe. 


  • Djema led a well-balanced Suffolk offense with 14 points on a 6-for-11 performance from the floor to go with three assists and two takeaways.
  • Eng had a career-day, contributing 12 points, shooting 4-for-7 from the field and recorded three rebounds and two assists.
  • McCartney pitched in nine points and a team-best five rebounds along with one block and one steal.
  • For Salve Regina, Nicholas Bates had a day in all aspects, pouring in 33 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.
  • Suffolk shot 41.1 percent (23-56) from the field compared to Salve Regina's 52.1 percentage (25-48) from the floor. 


  • Djema paced Suffolk's offense for the first time in his career.
  • Eng provided career-bests in all categories – points (12), rebounds (3) and assists (2).
  • Thomas Duffy matched career-highs in points (6), assists (2), blocks (1) and steals (2). 


Suffolk takes one days rest before heading across town to Wheelock Tuesday, Nov. 29 for a 6:30 p.m. non-conference contest.