The Saint Joseph’s Hawks come into tonight looking for their first true road win. They had a chance earlier this year when they fell short 87-85 against William & Mary. Today presents another winnable road opportunity, However the Hawks come in reeling, losing four out of five. For all intense of purposes, the Hawks At Large bid aspirations have diminished.
The Princeton Tigers come in with three straight wins including two road wins and 21-point win over George Washington last time out. Myles Stephens and Devin Cannady lead this Tiger club who has high hopes to make the Ivy League semifinals and reach the NCAA’s. Should be a fun one tonight.
1st Half Recap - Saint Joes came out firing and built up a seven point lead at one point. Princeton continued to fight back with solid play from Devin Cannady (13 Points) Richmond Aririguzoh contributed with 10 points, including 6-6 FT’s. Saint Joe’s got a nice half from Charlie Brown (10 Points, 5 Rebs) and Jared Bynum (9 Points) set the tone for the Hawks. The difference was the Hawks were getting better looks and the stats prove that. They shot 15-29 as a team.
Halftime: St. Joe’s 39, Princeton 36.
Hawks capitalize on a few Princeton miscues and have grown the lead to eight now. A beautiful stroke for three by Taylor Funk and a couple of clutch drives and finishes from Lamarr Kimble created some separation.
1st Media Timeout - St. Joe’s 53, Princeton 45
Taylor Funk connects on a pretty trey in the corner. He later adds a nce jumper from 15. Princeton picks up a big three pointer from Sebastian Much. Followed by a couple free throw makes by Jose Morales.
2nd Media Timeout - St. Joes 63, Princeton 50
Lamarr Kimble stretches the Hawks lead to 15 after a driving layup. Princeton’s Jerome Desrosiers comes back with a trey. After a Aririguzoh layup on one end for Princeton, St. Joe’s answers with a thunderous dunk from Chris Clover. Cannasy draws a foul and connects on one of two foul shots. Morales hits a driving layup.
3rd Media Timeout - St. Joes 67, Princeton 60
After a couple of misses, Jared Bynum connects from deep. Cannady answers with a three of his own. Funk responds for the Hawks with a jumper. Another triple from Desrosiers.
4th Media Timeout - St. Joes 80, Princeton 71
Desrosiers hits two more triples for the Tigers and the lead is down to six. After a couple fouls and coverted free throws for the Hawks the lead is back to ten. Then a big moment happens when Cannady picks up his 5th foul. He exits with 26 points and the Tigers now trailing by 12. Chris Clover delivers an exclamation point dunk.
Final Score - St. Joes 92, Princeton 82