Denver 25 27 52
Stjosephs 23 30 53
Date of game: 1/4/2014

Recap: Saint Josephs vs. Denver

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Langston Galloway finished with 14 points to lead the Saint Joseph's Hawks over the Denver Pioneers, 53-52, in a non-league bout at Hagan Arena.

For the Hawks (9-4), DeAndre Bembry added 13 points and Ronald Roberts pulled down 15 rebounds.

Jalen Love led all scorers with 20 points for the Pioneers (7-8).

Denver took a 25-23 lead at halftime after shooting 45.8 percent from the field and holding Saint Joseph's to just 27.6 percent shooting. Neither team made their mark from beyond the arc early on, with the Hawks hitting on 2-of-6 and the Pioneers 3-of-9 from 3-point range in the opening period.

After intermission, the Hawks found their shooting touch and connected on 52.6 percent of their field goal tries. The Pioneers hit on 42.1 percent of their shots from the floor in the second. Saint Joseph's used a 9-0 run to take their biggest lead of the game, 45-37, with just over eight minutes to play. The Hawks still led 51-49 with 10 seconds left when the Pioneers missed two shots. Two free-throws by Chris Wilson for the Hawks with under a second left on the clock put the Hawks up, 53-49, making Bryant Rucker's 3-pointer at the buzzer irrelevant.

The Hawks had the edge on the boards, outrebounding the pioneers, 38-26. Saint Joseph's also had the advantage at the free-throw line, outscoring Denver 13-7, though the Hawks did miss 10 free-throw attempts for the game.

Game Notes

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Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

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Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

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