Recap: Saint Josephs vs. Dayton
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by 22 points from Ronald Roberts, the Saint Joseph's Hawks downed the Dayton Flyers, 79-53, in an Atlantic 10 Conference clash at Hagan Arena.
For the Hawks (20-7, 10-3 A-10), winners of their last five, Chris Wilson added 20 points, DeAndre Bembry finished with 12 and Halil Kanacevic chipped in with 10 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
The Flyers (19-9, 7-6) saw their six-game winning streak snapped. They were led by Jalen Robinson with 13 points, while Devin Oliver posted a double- double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Saint Joseph's started the game on a 10-1 run and stayed hot through the rest of the opening period, taking a 39-20 lead into halftime. The Hawks knocked down a scorching 62.5 percent of their field goal tries in the half, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Dayton struggled from the field, shooting just 26.7 percent, including 2-of-11 from 3-point range.
After the break, the Hawks continued to shoot the ball well, making 54.2 percent of their shots from the floor and were again effective from deep, connecting on 5-of-9 attempts. The Flyers still had trouble getting the ball in the basket, shooting a mere 36.4 percent after halftime. The Hawks extended their lead to as many as 30 as they cruised to victory.
Saint Joseph's outscored Dayton in the paint, 34-24. The Flyers had the advantage on the glass, outrebounding the Hawks, 40-27.Game Notes