St. Joe's Charlie Brown out a few weeks with broken wrist

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St. Joe's Charlie Brown out a few weeks with broken wrist

Saint Joseph's sophomore forward Charlie Brown, a 2017 preseason All-Atlantic 10 third-team selection, is expected to be sidelined a few weeks with a broken left wrist.

Brown underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the injury, which occurred in practice last week.

St. Joe's opens its season at Toledo on Nov. 11.

Brown was impressive in his freshman year, earning Atlantic-10 All-Rookie team honors after averaging 12.8 points and five rebounds while starting 30 of 31 games. 

He also shot 38.4 percent from the three and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line.

 

Freshman Taylor Funk stars in St. Joe's win over Princeton

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Freshman Taylor Funk stars in St. Joe's win over Princeton

BOX SCORE

Freshman Taylor Funk hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 23 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 71-58 win over Princeton on Saturday night.

Funk made 7 of 8 from the field and hit 4 of 4 from the free throw line. James Demery had 13 points, Shavar Newkirk scored 11 and Anthony Longpre' added 10 points for Saint Joe's (2-1).

Funk made back-to-back 3-pointers and had 10 points during a 14-2 run that gave the Hawks a 59-50 lead with six minutes to go. Mike LeBlanc hit a 3 to pull Princeton within seven points with 3:37 left, but Funk answered with a 3-pointer and Saint Joe's led by double figures the rest of the way.

Devin Cannady led Princeton (0-3) with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Amir Bell added 15 points and Myles Stephens had 13 with eight rebounds.

Funk has back-to-back 20-plus point games and has 61 points through his first three games, the second most in school history behind Bernard Blunt's 67 points in the 1990-91 season.

The Tigers led for all but 90 seconds in the first half, but hit just 3-of-15 second-half 3-pointers.

Lamarr Kimble to have surgery on re-injured left foot; ruled out for season

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Lamarr Kimble to have surgery on re-injured left foot; ruled out for season

Saint Joseph's will be without a key player for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

Junior guard Lamarr Kimble will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season after re-injuring the fifth metatarsal of his left foot. Kimble suffered the injury in St. Joe's season-opening loss to Toledo on Nov. 10.

Kimble fractured his foot toward the end of last season and missed the final seven games after undergoing surgery.

“I’m very disappointed for (Lamarr) that all of his hard work and dedication from the spring, summer and fall won’t be shown on the court,” head coach Phil Martelli said in a release. “He and his family recognize how much I, and we, value their partnership. His teammates recognize that all must come forward to fill not only the playing gap, but the leadership gap as well. I fully expect that (Lamarr) will continue to be a vocal and inspirational leader for this team.”

Kimble paced the Hawks in assists (4.5 per game) and was second in scoring (15.5 points per game) last season. The captain and Philadelphia native was named to the Preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference third team.

St. Joe's currently sits at 1-1 in the '17-18 season. The Hawks' next game is a 7 p.m. home matchup on Saturday against Princeton.