The St. Joe's Hawks picked up their first road win of the season on Tuesday night, beating Coppin State, 67-55, in Baltimore. The Hawks placed four players in double figures, pulling away from the MEAC opponent in the second half to clinch the double-digit victory.
Carl "Tay" Jones led all St. Joe's scorers with 15 points, as the senior continues to be the top option on the offensive end of the floor. The Hawks got by without Jones at the start of the season, but Phil Martelli will need him to consistently hit double digits for St. Joe's to have any success.
Langston Galloway and C.J. Aiken backed up Jones by scoring 14 points apiece. Galloway drilled a huge three-pointer at the five-minute mark that pushed the lead to double-digits and deflated the upset hopes of the Eagles. Aiken did a lot of his damage at the line, hitting eight of 10 attempts from the charity stripe. But the junior forward also sealed the win with an emphatic alley-oop dunk.
At 5-2, the Hawks will now have a week off before facing Villanova in their first Big 5 game of the season next Tuesday.