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Hawks Soar Past Temple, 69-57, to Hold Onto First Place in A-10 East
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/12/2005

Feb. 12, 2005

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pat Carroll scored 27 points to lead Saint Joseph's past Temple 69-57 on Saturday at the Palestra.

Carroll hit six 3-pointers and became the school's all-time leading 3-point shooter with 233, breaking the record of 231 previously held by Marvin O'Connor. Carroll was 7 of 11 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point territory for Saint Joseph's (12-9, 9-1 Atlantic 10).

The win gave the Hawks a hold on first place in the Atlantic 10 East with a 9-1 record, while Temple fell to 7-3

Chet Stachitas added 15 points while Dwayne Lee had a career-high 11 assists. Dwayne Jones contributed nine points and 13 rebounds. Mardy Collins led the Owls (11-10, 7-3) with 23 points while Mark Tyndale added 11.

Saint Joseph's led 29-21 at halftime and extended its lead to 51-33 with 9:38 remaining. Temple, which lost its fifth straight game to the Hawks, responded with a 12-2 run to close within 53-45 with 4:42 left.

But two free throws by Carroll and a 3-pointer by Lee pushed Saint Joseph's lead to 58-45 with 3:39 remaining.

Poor shooting plagued Temple throughout the game. The Owls shot 8 of 24 in the first half and missed all seven of their 3-point attempts. Temple missed its first 12 3-pointers before DaShone Kirkendoll connected on back-to-back treys.

Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli won his 100th Atlantic 10 regular season game. He is 100-54 overall.

"We did what we had to do offensively against their zone. We do need to do a better job of closing out the game, but we'll take it and stay in first place," said Martelli. "We had 11 assists on 11 field goals in the first half and that's very good basketball."

"This game is all about pace and Dwayne (Lee) did a good job with that and hit that big 3-pointer," said Martelli of Lee, who handed out a career-high 11 assists. "He was very well prepared for the game."

The Hawks host Richmond on Wednesday, February 16 at the Fieldhouse in an 8 p.m. start.