The Marist men’s basketball team will go on the road Thursday to take on St. Peter’s, the only team Marist has beaten in over a month. The game will take place at the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City at 7 p.m.
St. Peter’s Peacocks
Record: 6-14 (1-9 MAAC)
Leading scorer: Desi Washington (13.7 ppg)
Last game: Loss at Fairfield, 61-54
Marist Red Foxes
Record: 5-16 (2-8 MAAC)
Leading scorer: Devin Price (14.7 ppg)
Last game: Loss vs. Siena, 75-71
The Red Foxes defeated the Peacocks 59-48 12 days ago in the McCann Arena. Marist led throughout the entire game. Chavaughn Lewis led the Foxes with 19 points and recorded a career-high five steals, while some of his teammates also hit career highs. Adam Kemp’s 18 rebounds was a career best, as was Isaiah Morton’s seven. Marist won the overall battle on the glass 43-30. The win was the Red Foxes’ first since Dec. 16.
Meanwhile, the Peacocks have not won a contest since they beat Central Connecticut State on Dec. 29. They are alone in last place in the MAAC as the Red Foxes sit just one spot above. St. Peter’s will put out a small, guard-heavy lineup, led by double-digit scorers Desi Washington and Yvon Raymond. Raymond, a 6’3” senior, has averaged 12 points in his last five games, including 19 against Fairfield on Sunday. He also leads the Peacocks in rebounds with 5.2.
Marist got a nice performance on Sunday from Devin Price in his first game back after missing two game for an ankle injury, as the senior guard scored 18 points in the 75-71 loss to Siena. Dorvell Carter returned to the lineup as well after his suspension but didn’t make much of an impact, scoring two points in 21 minutes. Tonight, the Red Foxes will still be without forward Jay Bowie, who hasn’t played since Dec. 16 with concussion-like symptoms. After head coach Chuck Martin’s comments on Sunday, Marist will look to play with more intensity, something Martin said the players didn’t understand his version of. Against a St. Peter’s team that has been struggling just as much as the Red Foxes have, this could be a chance for Marist to turn things around.