St. Bonaventure

Saul Phiri's big game all for naught

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Saul Phiri's big game all for naught

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Matt Mobley scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Adams added 26 points with five assists and four steals and St. Bonaventure beat La Salle 79-68 on Tuesday night for its first seven-game Atlantic 10 winning streak in program history.

The pair combined to go 9 of 17 from distance, with Adams hitting five 3s, and the Bonnies made 10 of 20. Mobley reached 30 points for the second time this season.

Mobley paced the Bonnies in the opening half with 18 points and Adams added 12 for a 42-32 lead. Mobley sank a 3-pointer and Courtney Stockard went coast-to-coast for a dunk to put the Bonnies in control at 67-56 with 7:22 left.

Stockard finished with 10 points for St. Bonaventure (19-6, 9-4), which has sole possession of second in the A-10.

Saul Phiri scored 22 points with five 3-pointers and Pookie Powell added 15 points for La Salle (10-16, 4-9).

St. Joe's falls back under .500 as road woes continue

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St. Joe's falls back under .500 as road woes continue

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SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- Jaylen Adams scored 16 points and made the go-ahead layup with 19 seconds left and St. Bonaventure beat Saint Joseph's 70-67 on Wednesday night.

Courtney Stockard added 15 points with 13 rebounds, Matt Mobley scored 11 points with five assists and LaDarien Griffin had 10 points with 11 rebounds for the Bonnies (13-6, 3-4 Atlantic 10 Conference).

Griffin's dunk capped an 11-2 run and the Bonnies led 40-35. The Hawks closed to 52-48 on Shavar Newkirk's putback, then led 56-54 on Nick Robinson's free throw amid an 8-0 run.

The lead traded hands until Griffin's dunk tied it at 67 with 1:24 left and Adams scored a go-ahead layup. Stockard hit two free throws and Nick Robinson's 3 at the buzzer just missed.

James Demery and Robinson scored 13 points apiece and Taylor Funk added 10 for the Hawks (9-10, 4-4), who are 1-6 on the road.

Newkirk, Demery lead St. Joe's to victory

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Newkirk, Demery lead St. Joe's to victory

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Senior Shavar Newkirk had his second career double-double and James Demery scored 24 points to help Saint Joseph's beat St. Bonaventure 85-78 on Saturday night, snapping a seven-game skid against the Bonnies.

Newkirk, a guard who had surgery on Feb. 10 to repair a torn ACL, finished with 23 points, a career-high 10 rebounds, five assists and a career-best five steals. He tied career highs with 11 free throws on 14 attempts. Pierfrancesco Oliva added nine points, eight rebounds and a career-best eight assists for St. Joe's (7-7, 2-1 Atlantic 10).

The Hawks led by as many as 17 points in the second half before Izaiah Brockington hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 13-2 run that pulled St. Bonaventure (11-4, 1-2) within six points midway through the period. Demery converted a 3-point play to push the lead to 79-71 with about three minutes to go and St. Joe's, despite missing its last four field-goal attempts, made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 26 seconds to seal it.

Jaylen Adams had 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Bonnies. Courtney Stockard added career-high 17 points and Brockington scored 16.