In a back-and-forth contest to open Atlantic 10 play, Saint Louis held off the Saint Joseph’s, 83-78, on Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena.
How It Happened
• Saint Joseph’s jumped out to an 8-4 lead behind back-to-back three-pointers by Cameron Brown and Erik Reynolds II.
• Saint Louis responded with an 8-0 run to push ahead 12-8 on a pair of free throws by Terrence Hargrove, Jr. at 13:19.
• Lynn Greer III found Ejike Obinna for a dunk to bring St. Joe’s within 23-18.
• Consecutive three-pointers by the Billikens extended their lead to 29-18.
• Down 31-20, the Hawks finished the first half strong as they outscored the Billikens 19-11 over the final seven minutes to make it 42-39 at halftime.
• Saint Joseph’s tied the game at 46-46 on a three-point play by Kacper Klaczek less than three minutes into the second half.
• Saint Louis pushed back and opened a 64-57 lead.
• A three-pointer by Reynolds II brought the Hawks to within three, 66-63.
• The Billikens held off the Hawks from there, not allowing St. Joe’s to get any closer in the final six minutes.
Inside The Boxscore
• Reynolds II led five Hawks in double figures with a team-best 18 points.
• Brown finished a rebound shy of a double-double as he poured in 17 points and grabbed a game-high nine boards.
• Obinna went 6-8 from the field and finished with 13 points.
• Greer III handed out a career-best nine assists and added 11 points and six rebounds.
• Klaczek was the fifth Hawk in double figures, scoring 10 points to go with six rebounds.
• The Hawks moved to 19-22 in A-10 openers.
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