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Saint Joseph’s Takes down Buffalo in Hall of Fame Tipoff

Philadelphia PA:  The 2015 Hall of Fame Tip off came to Hagan Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University  on Wednesday night as the Saint Joseph’s Hawks took on Buffalo Bulls. The Hawks enter game with record of 2-0 and off a win over Niagara on November 16 while Buffalo comes into game against the Hawks with a record of 1-1 and off a loss to Old Dominion also on November 16.

Buffalo won the tip to start the game and they would also open the scoring by hitting a 3 pointer by Willie Conner for the early 3-0 lead, the Hawks would get on the board when Isaiah Miles got fouled and he would make 2 foul shots, Hawks would tie the game at 5 on 3 pointer by Pierfrancesco Oliva & the hawks would take their first lead of the game when Miles made a basket & foul for an 7-5 lead with 15:47 left. With 10:13 left in the half, Saint Joseph’s DeAndre Bembry would make basket & foul for a 24-10 lead, on that play, DeAndre would hit 1,000 career points. Few minutes later, Hawks Aaron Brown would go coast to coast and thrown down a monster dunk for a 28-15 lead.  both teams would trade baskets and the Hawks would take a 46-28 lead into halftime. Isaiah Miles would lead the hawks with 16 points in the first half while Lamonte Bearden would lead Buffalo with 7 points in the first half.

Saint Joseph’s got ball to begin the 2nd half and they would continue where they left off in the first half and also Isaiah Miles would pick up where he left off as he would open the scoring for the hawks. DeAndre Bembry would give the hawks a 21 point lead at 54-33 with 17:46 left in the 2nd half. Buffalo would go on a run to get the lead down to 12 points at 56-44 with 14:02 left in the game. The Hawks would wake up from that run by Buffalo and the defence continued to give the Bulls a lot of issues. The Hawks would cruise to a 89-67 win to go to 3-0 on the season and with the loss Buffalo falls to 1-2 on the season. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks now get ready to take on the Florida Gators in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tip off at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday.


Saint Joseph’s Hawks
Isaiah Miles: 24 points, 14 rebounds
James Dembry: 13 points, 6 rebounds
DeAndre Bembry: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 Assists

Buffalo Bulls
Blake Hamilton: 14 points, 7 rebounds
Lamonte Bearden: 13 points, 3 rebounds
Willie Conner: 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist


Saint Joseph’s Hawks Coach Phil Martelli