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Saint Joseph's Defeats Fairfield, 71-42
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  11/22/2005

Nov. 22, 2005

Box Score

BRIDGEPORT, CT. - Chet Stachitas scored a game-high 16 points and Rob Ferguson matched his career-high with 14 as Saint Joseph's beat Fairfield 71-42 Monday in a non-conference game.

It was the Hawks' second consecutive 20-plus point win to start the year.

Dwayne Lee (seven assists) and Abdulai Jalloh added 13 points apiece for SJU (2-0), which shot 55 percent from the floor. The Hawks out-rebounded Fairfield 34-21.

Ferguson had 10 points by the intermission and shot 7-for-9 in the game.

"I'm delighted with our attention to detail on defense. We did a nice job of sharing the ball. I'm very happy with our approach on the road," said Hawk coach Phil Martelli. "We are not an offensive juggernaut, so defensively you have to just give yourself a chance. I'm very pleased with the effort."

Fairfield (0-2), which suffered the worst home loss in its history, was led by Terrence Todd's 11 points and Michael Bell's 10.

The Stags attempted just three free throws and had no player pull down four rebounds. They shot 35 percent from the floor.

Saint Joseph's never trailed in the game and broke it open with a 19-4 run in the middle of the first half. Fairfield endured a scoreless drought of 5:48 during that span.

The Hawks connected on six 3-pointers in the first half.

Saint Joseph's goes on the road after the holiday, visiting Davidson on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.