St. Joe's loses to Harvard at Wooden Legacy

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St. Joe's loses to Harvard at Wooden Legacy

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FULLERTON, Calif. — Chris Lewis and Bryce Aiken scored 21 point apiece to lead Harvard to a 77-71 victory over Saint Joseph's on Friday in the Wooden Legacy tournament.

Lewis was 9 of 12 from the field. Aiken was 5-of-13 shooting from the floor and made 10 of 12 free throws to go with a career-high eight assists. Robert Baker scored a career-best 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double for Harvard (3-3).

James Demery had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph's (2-3). Pierfrancesco Oliva added 16 points and Taylor Funk chipped in 11.

Harvard never trailed, and the Hawks pulled within one point three times in the second half. The last time on back-to-back 3-pointers by Demery and Funk to make it 59-58 with 9:40 to play. Lewis then scored four points and Baker made a 3-pointer for Harvard to cap a 10-2 surge.

Demery scored five straight points to cut the Hawks' deficit to 74-69 with 26 seconds left, but they didn't' get closer.

St. Joe's tops Maine in 1st meeting between schools

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St. Joe's tops Maine in 1st meeting between schools

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James Demery scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, Shavar Newkirk also had 19 points and Saint Joseph's turned back Maine 72-59 on Sunday in the first meeting between the schools.

The Owls (5-5) scored 18 points off 17 Maine turnovers and only gave the ball away three times, their fewest of the season.

Isaiah White had five 3-pointers and 21 points for Maine (3-9). Aaron Calixte added 14 points, Ilker Er had 13 and Andrew Fleming grabbed 11 boards.

Saint Joseph's quickly stretched a 30-27 halftime lead to 12 points as Newkirk and Pierfrancesco Oliva knocked down 3-pointers. The Black Bears were never able to mount a run and failed to get to the foul line, going 2 for 2 for the game.

Temple ended a two-game losing streak after falling to Big Five rivals Villanova and Temple.

Balanced St. Joe's cruises to win over Bucknell

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Balanced St. Joe's cruises to win over Bucknell

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James Demery scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Saint Joseph's beat Bucknell 83-70 on Wednesday night.

Demery was 8 of 18 from the field for the Hawks (4-3). Shavar Newkirk added 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Chris Clover had 17 points while Pierfrancesco Oliva grabbed 10 rebounds. The team averaged 41 percent shooting from the field compared to 34 percent for Bucknell.

The Hawks took an early lead and a Robinson layup gave them a 27-16 advantage with 7:06 left in the first half. They were up 40-27 at the break.

Saint Joseph's led by double figures throughout the second half and Taylor Funk sank a layup and a 3-pointer back-to-back to stretch it to 60-39 with 11:23 to play.

Nana Foulland scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bison (3-5). Zach Thomas added 15 points and led the team with a career-best 19 rebounds.