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Hawks Stunned Colonials to Open A10 Play

Philadelphia PA: As we close out 2016, across the country, conference play in college basketball begins to open up and let the drama begin and that is what we had on Friday night as the Saint Joseph’s Hawks opened up conference play as they look to defend their Atlantic 10 Championship as they took on George Washington Colonials from Hagan Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University. The Hawks enter the game with a 6-5 record and off a win over Lafayette on December 22 while Colonials come into encounter against the Hawks with a 8-5 record and off a loss to Miami also on December 22. James Demery would return to game action for the Hawks who was out sicne November 12 with a stress fracture in his left foot.

George Washington won the tip to start the game and George Washington opened up to 5-0 lead on baskets from Tyler Cavanaugh & Jordan Roland, The Hawks would get on the board with 7 straight points from Nick Robinson. The Colonials would take it to the hawks the entire first half, every time the Hawks woulg go on a run, GW would have an answer. The Hawks would go on a 8-0 run to cut into GW lead as the Colonials would take a 35-29 lead into halftime.

Saint Joseph’s got ball to start the 2nd half and boy did things change in this half as the Hawks came out on “FIRE” as they would tie the game at 39 on 3 pointer by Chris Clover with 14:34 left. Both teams would exchange baskets and the Hawks would take their first lead on basket & Foul by Lamarr Kimble at 49-48 with 10:39 left. This game would come down to the final seconds as Kimble would hit a dagger 3 pointer that would ice the game as the Hawks would come from behind and open defense of their conference championship with a 68-63 win. Win the win the Hawks now go to (7-5, 1-0 in A 10) and now head on the road for Battle with Rhode Island on January 7, The Colonials suffer a bad loss and now have a (8-6, 0-1 in A 10) and now look to battle with Davidson on January 5. Saint Joseph’s Shavar Newkirk got hurt in the 1st Half & he did not return & he is what he said about he got Hurt

James Demery in 1st game Action finished with 9 points in 25 minutes.

Final Stats:

Saint Joseph’s Hawks:
Charlie Brown & Lamarr Kimble each finished with 13 points
Shavar Newkirk: 10 points, 2 assists

George Washington Colonials:
Jaren Sina: 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
Collin Smith: 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists
Tyler Cavanaugh & Jordan Roland each had 10 points

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Saint Joseph’s Coach Phil Martelli:

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Saint Joseph’s Lamarr Kimble: