Hawks Disarm Musketeers, 68-58
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/28/2006

Feb. 28, 2006

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Abdulai Jalloh and Dwayne Lee each scored 18 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 68-58 win over Xavier Tuesday night.

Jalloh had his second good game in a row for the Hawks (14-12, 8-7 Atlantic 10) after a four-game slump. Against Fordham last Wednesday, he scored 23 points, after shooting 28.5 percent from the field in his previous four games, including 2-of-22 from behind the 3-point arc.

The Musketeers (17-9, 8-7) honored three seniors, including forward Brian Thornton, before the game. Thornton was Xavier's leading scorer and rebounder when he broke his ankle on Feb. 11 against La Salle. The Musketeers are only 3-2 since the injury, including a loss in the game against La Salle.

Senior Dedrick Finn was dismissed from the team on Feb. 22.

Justin Cage led Xavier with 14 points and Justin Doellman added 12. In addition to his 18 points, Lee held Xavier's Stanley Burrell, who had scored in double figures in 23 of his last 24 games, to five points.

The Hawks were 24-for-26 from the free throw line. Jalloh made nine of 11. Rob Ferguson scored 12 points for Saint Joseph's and Chet Stachitas had 10.