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Saint Joseph’s wins ugly game against Princeton

Philadelphia PA:  As most teams continue to finish off their non conference opponents and as they take their finals the end the semester, The Saint Joseph’s Hawks would play their second straight Ivy League team on Tuesday night at Hagan Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University as the Hawks hosted the Princeton Tigers. The Hawks have a record of 5-2 and off a win over Columbia on December 4 while the Tigers enter the game against the Hawks with a record of 4-1 and off a loss to Stony Brook on December 5.

Princeton won the tip to start the game and the Hawks would score the games first point on nice pass from Pierfrancesco Oliva to DeAndre Bembry for the early 2-0 lead, Princeton would score their first points of the game on a 3 pointer by Henry Caruso for the early 3-2 lead. both teams would struggle early, Princeton would take a 9-8 lead at 13:01 left. Hawks would take a 21-12 lead on 3 pointer by Papa Ndao with 8:33 left, Princeton would cut the lead down to 3 on a three pointer by Khyan Rayner at 28-25 and the Hawks would take a 28-25 lead into halftime, some very bad shot selection by both teams in this first half.

Hawks got ball to start the 2nd half and both teams would not score for 4 straight minutes to start the 2nd half, just some questionable shooting. DeAndre Bembry would end the scoring drought with layup to make it 30-25 at 16:31 left in 2nd half, both teams would keep up the ugly shot selection and just sloppy play all around. Princeton would keep this game very tight and close, they would get the lead down to 6 at 46-40 with 4:59 left. The Hawks would wake up and start to get the game out of reach as the Hawks would hold on for a 62-50 win to go 6-2 on the season and with the loss, Princeton Falls to 4-2.

Final Stats:

Saint Joseph’s Hawks:
DeAndre Bembry: 27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Isaiah Miles: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks
James Demery: 12 points, 4 rebounds

Princeton Tigers:
Steven Cook: 15 points, 7 rebounds
Henry Caruso: 7 points, 8 rebounds

Saint Joseph’s Coach Phil Martelli:

Saint Joseph’s DeAndre Bembry