St. Joseph's Red Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night. They beat the Dayton Flyers by a final score of 77-63. The win keeps the Hawks' hope alive in the Atlantic 10 race.
Ronald Roberts, Jr. led St. Joe's with 27 points off the bench. He was 10-for-11 from the field and sunk seven of nine free throw attempts. He added three rebounds, one assist and two steals in the effort. It was only the second time this season that Roberts score 20 points or more.
The Hawks' leading scorer, Carl Jones, was held to just eight points, but he kicked in four rebounds and eight assists to help his team. Langston Galloway was one of four players to score in double digits with 10 points.
The Hawks are now 203 over their last five games. They own a 13-8 record for the season and a 3-3 record in the Atlantic 10. St. Joe's travels to face Temple on Saturday.
The St. Joseph's Hawks lost their second game in a row on Wednesday night. Sorry second half play clipped them, and they fell by a final score of 68-55 in Cincinnati.
The Hawks led by two points, 39-37, after the first half, but they could muster only 16 points in the second half compared to 31 by the Musketeers. Xavier played a physical second half that included a 14-0 run at one point. The Hawks were also without Carl Jones, the leading scored in the A10, which proved to be too much to overcome. Jones sprained his left ankle in their last game, a road loss to Massachusetts.
Xavier has not lost at home since Feb. 28, 2006.
Without Jones, the Hawks turned to sophomore forward Ronald Roberts, Jr., who scored 14 points off the bench. Sophomore guard Langston Galloway also had 14 points on the night. Halil Kanacevic scored 13 points and had 14 rebounds to go with five assists and four steals.
The Hawks continue their road trip on Saturday against the Pennsylvania Quakers. The loss moves them to 2-3 in conference play and 12-7 overall.