JB Hoops alum Josh Samec had by far the biggest game of his West Chester University career and his first collegiate double-double Monday night while helping the Golden Rams remain unbeaten with a 98-85 non-league, men’s basketball victory over visiting Holy Family University.
Samec worked inside and outside, going 6-for-9 from 3-point range while finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from Hazleton Area had just 19 points and 12 rebounds all of last season when he played a total of 65 minutes in 12 games. Samec broke into the starting lineup for the beginning of this season, but had just 10 points and 7 rebounds combined while West Chester was winning its first two games.
Samec started West Chester’s scoring Tuesday night, then did the rest of his damage in the second half. His 3-pointer 1:36 into the game erased the only West Chester deficit, putting the Golden Rams ahead, 3-2.
From 18:31 remaining in the game until 8:29 left, Samec hit five 3-pointers. He added a layup later, giving him 17 points in a span of a little more than 14 minutes during the second half.
Samec, who had five of his rebounds on the offensive end, also had two assists and a steal in 28 minutes.