St. Joe's doubles down for sweep of Fordham

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St. Joe's doubles down for sweep of Fordham

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NEW YORK -- James Demery and Shavar Newkirk combined to score 39 points to help power Saint Joseph's to a second straight win, 71-55 over Fordham in an Atlantic 10 contest on Wednesday night.

The Hawks ended their five-game losing streak Saturday and completed a season sweep of Fordham.

St. Joe's limited the Rams to just 19 points in the first half and took an 18-point advantage into intermission.

Demery finished with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds and Newkirk scored 19, grabbed six boards and dished seven assists. Pierfrancesco Oliva and Chris Clover each added 10 points. The Hawks (11-14, 6-7) shot 48.2 percent from the field and collected 18 assists on 27 made baskets.

Fordham (9-16, 4-9) finished shooting 43.1 percent from the field (22 of 51). Cavit Havsa finished with 12 points and dished eight assists for the Rams. David Pekarek and Ivan Raut added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

St. Joe's closes strong to beat UMass

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St. Joe's closes strong to beat UMass

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Taylor Funk scored 22 points and Saint Joseph's closed fast to post an 85-73 win over Massachusetts in an Atlantic 10 showdown Saturday afternoon.

C.J. Anderson got the Minutemen even at 61-61 on a 3-pointer with 10:54 remaining, but Funk answered with a 3 and a layup to park a 24-12 finish by the Hawks.

Saint Joe's bounced back from a 91-62 loss to Davidson Tuesday night and earned a split in the season series with UMass, which won at Amherst, 72-69.

James Demery and Chris Clover each scored 18 points for Saint Joseph's (10-14, 5-7), which hit 10 of 27 from beyond the three-point arc.

Luwane Pipkins and Carl Pierre each scored 21 points to lead UMass (11-14, 4-8).

Saint Joe's was 15 of 20 from the free-throw line; UMass was 3 of 4. The Hawks held a 40-31 advantage on the boards.

St. Joe's witnesses the Peyton Aldridge show

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St. Joe's witnesses the Peyton Aldridge show

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DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Peyton Aldridge scored 32 points with five 3-pointers and had nine rebounds and four assists to lead Davidson past Saint Joseph's 91-62 on Tuesday night.

Davidson jumped out to a 51-28 lead at halftime -- with 29 points from Aldridge. His 3-point play in the opening seconds of the second half capped his scoring and he subbed out to a standing ovation after 31 minutes. He finished 13 of 22 from the field, including 5 of 11 from behind the arc.

Kellan Grady added 15 points and KiShawn Pritchett 12 for Davidson (13-9, 8-3 Atlantic 10). After back-to-back 20-point outings, Grady was named the conference rookie of the week on Monday for the fourth time this season.

Davidson entered leading the nation in assist-turnover ratio (1.77). The Wildcats also rank high in free-throw percentage (7th/78.0) and 3-pointers per game (10th/11.0). Davidson finished with 27 assists, 11 turnovers and 20 3-pointers, but only hit 20 of 39 free throws.

Shavar Newkirk paced Saint Joseph's (9-14, 4-7) with 16 points.