Hawks Take Revenge, Beat UMass

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Winning the game 73-62, the Hawks were playing this game with a bad taste in their mouth. Earlier this year, SJU led at UMass by 20 points early in the game, but this lead evaporated and the Hawks suffered another one of their heartbreaking road losses. This time was a different story.

Played on Hawk Hill, this game was tightly contested up until the second half when the Hawks (16-10, 6-5 A10) pulled away due to their superior defense.  But not without the help of UMass’ poor shooting could the Hawks win have won game comfortably, 73-62. The Minutemen shot 34 percent from field goal range, and 26 percent from three-point range. UMass is known for its fast-paced transition offense, but SJU’s stifling defense gave them the upper hand in this Atlantic-10 bout.

St. Joseph’s controlled the flow of the game, largely due to the impressive performance of Carl “Tay” Jones. Tay scored 17 points and drained three of his eight three-point attempts. Ronald Roberts Jr. made another case why he should receive more minutes. Roberts accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds in 25 minutes of playing time. Power forward, Halil Kanacevic, mustered up an astounding 15 rebounds and 6 assists.

Jesse Morgan, a 6 foot 5 inch guard from Philadelphia, led UMass in their efforts against the Hawks. Morgan scored 18 points, shooting a solid 50 percent from long distance. Chaz Williams, a tiny 5 foot 9 point guard, used his quickness to speed past defenders and ended up with 11 points. Williams showcased his playmaking ability dishing out 10 assists. Looking ahead, SJU faces a weak Rhode Island team on Wednesday before a second straight road game against lowly George Washington.

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