Demery leads St. Joe's blowout over Fordham

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Demery leads St. Joe's blowout over Fordham

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James Demery and Pierfrancesco Oliva combined for 47 points and 15 rebounds and Saint Joseph's took control in the second half to defeat Fordham 68-46 on Saturday.

Dembery had 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Hawks (9-9, 4-3 Atlantic 10). Oliva added a career-high 22 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Joseph Chartouny and Prokop Slanina had 11 points for the Rams (6-13, 1-6).

Saint Joseph's led 28-27 at the half despite shooting 32 percent. Fordham shot 36 percent and the teams combined to go 8 of 32 behind the arc. Back-to-back layups by Oliva capped an 8-0 run and gave Saint Joseph's a 45-33 lead at the 11:04 mark. The lead stayed around 10 until the Hawks scored 11 straight en route to a game-closing 15-2 run.

The teams finished 14 of 60 from distance and Fordham had 20 turnovers.

Heartbreak as St. Joe's on wrong end of another close call

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Heartbreak as St. Joe's on wrong end of another close call

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Ian Boyd picked up a loose ball at the top of the key and drilled a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to give George Mason a 79-76 win over Saint Joseph's in an Atlantic 10 battle on Wednesday night.

The win pulls George Mason into a tie with Saint Joseph's, Dayton and Richmond for sixth place in the conference standings with three games left to play.

Taylor Funk hit three straight free throws to get Saint Joe's within a point, 75-74 with 15 seconds left and Shavar Newkirk tied it with :06 left with two free throws to make it 76-76.

Justin Kier scored 19 points to lead the Patriots (13-15, 7-8). Goanar Mar added 16 points, Otis Livingston II 13 and Boyd 12.

Newkirk scored 23 points to lead the Hawks (12-15, 7-8), with Chris Clover adding 21. Nick Robinson scored 13 points and Funk grabbed 13 rebounds.

Shavar Newkirk stars in St. Joe's win over Duquesne

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Shavar Newkirk stars in St. Joe's win over Duquesne

Shavar Newkirk had 26 points and a career-high ten assists and Saint Joseph's rolled in an 82-75 victory over Duquesne on Saturday night for its third-straight win.

Newkirk was 7 of 15 from the field, made 10 of 11 free throws and collected his third double-double. Nick Robinson had season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Saint Joseph's (12-14, 7-7 Atlantic 10 Conference).

Rene Castro-Caneddy scored 21 points to lead Duquesne (15-12, 6-8), which has lost six of its last seven. Eric Williams Jr. added 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Robinson's 3-pointer gave the Hawks a double-digit lead with 11:44 remaining in the first half, but Duquesne closed the half on a 10-4 surge to pull to 36-31. The Dukes stayed within single digits before Saint Joseph's pulled away with a 12-3 surge and had a 13-point lead with 2:45 left.