Saint Joseph’s Late Comeback Downs Princeton

The dynamic guard combination of Shavar Newkirk and Lamarr Kible led the Saint Joseph’s Hawks to a 76 – 68 win over the Princeton Tigers at Jadwin Gym.  Kimble scored 17 points and added a career-high 9 rebounds to go along with 9 assists.  Newkirk contributed a game-high 19 points making 10 of 11 from the charity stripe.  The Hawks guard set a career-mark with 8 rebounds.

Saint Joseph’s led for most of the game.  However, they went cold from the field late in the second half.  Princeton took a 62 – 61 lead with six and a half minutes to play on a three-pointer by Spencer Weisz.  With just under 4 minutes left Amir Bell stretched the lead to 3 by converting a pair of free throws.  The Hawks began their decisive rally behind back to back baskets by Newkirk and forward Charlie Brown which ended a 7 minute span without a field goal.  Saint Joe’s took the lead for good.

The Hawks had a 58 – 34 edge in rebounds, 19 – 7 advantage in offensive boards.  This gave SJU a 13 – 0 lead in second chance points.

Brown scored 12 points.  Forward Markell Lodge posted 8 points and a team-high 9 rebounds for the Hawks.

Weisz recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.  Devin Cannady led the Tigers with 13 points.

Saint Joseph’s (5 – 4) play on Sunday at Illinois State in their next game.




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