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.

Saint Joseph's knocks off Atlantic 10 leader Davidson

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Saint Joseph's knocks off Atlantic 10 leader Davidson

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Chris Clover scored 18 points including the game-winning 3-pointer with 1:03 remaining and Saint Joseph's beat Atlantic 10 Conference-leader Davidson 61-60 on Tuesday night.

Following Clover's 3, Davidson missed a layup and a free throw. On the next possession, Jared Bynum missed a free throw for Saint Joseph's and Jon Axel Gudmundsson grabbed the defensive board with 26 seconds to play. After a Davison timeout, Kellan Grady missed two shots and KiShawn Pritchett a third to end it.

Clover was 4 of 5 from long range. Bynum had 12 points, seven rebounds and nine assists and Charlie Brown Jr. had 11 points for Saint Joseph's (8-9, 1-4), who snapped a three-game losing skid against Davidson (12-5, 3-1).

Gudmundsson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season for the Wildcats. Luke Frampton added 13 points and Grady had 11. Frampton shot 4 of 8 from long range but the rest of the team was just 5 of 21.

St. Joe's coughs up 15-point lead, stumbles to 0-4 in Atlantic 10

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St. Joe's coughs up 15-point lead, stumbles to 0-4 in Atlantic 10

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PITTSBURGH — Michael Hughes had 17 points and eight rebounds on Saturday and Duquesne overcame a 15-point deficit to beat Saint Joseph's 85-84.

The Dukes (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10) went on an 11-2 run to lead 82-75 on Hughes' pair of free throws with 44 seconds left in the game. The Hawks (7-9, 0-4) made three 3-pointers in the final 37 seconds, but Duquesne made 3 of 6 free throws which was enough to hand Saint Joseph's its fourth straight loss.

Saint Joseph's opened the game with a 22-7 lead. But the Dukes had a 17-2 run to erase the deficit and take the lead before halftime.

Marcus Weathers and Tavian Dunn-Martin added 15 points each for Duquesne. Weathers had seven rebounds and Dunn-Martin made 5 of 9 from 3-point range.

Charlie Brown led Saint Joseph's with 28 points. Jared Bynum and Lamarr Kimble added 14 points each.