Feb. 2, 2011
RICHMOND, Va. - Sophomore guard Carl Jones led the way with 21 points and freshman guard Langston Galloway added 11 and nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Saint Joseph's men's basketball team fell to Richmond on Wednesday night, 62-52, at the Robins Center. Dan Geriot led the Spiders with 15 points while Justin Harper (13) and Kevin Anderson (12) were also in double-figures.
Saint Joseph's (5-17 overall, 0-8 Atlantic 10) went on a 6-2 run three minutes into the game to take a brief 10-9 lead. Freshman Daryus Quarles hit a pair of jumpers, the second one putting the Hawks on top with 14:43 to go.
Richmond (17-6 overall, 6-2 Atlantic 10) would outscore SJU 19-8 over the next eight minutes, building a 12-point lead at 28-16 with 6:50 remaining in the half. A dunk by freshman C.J. Aiken started a 7-1 spurt that pulled the Hawks within six at 29-23 before Jones and Geriot traded three-pointers to give the Spiders a 34-26 lead at the break.
The Hawks opened the second half with a 10-5 run, paced by six consecutive points from Jones. Freshman forward Ronald Roberts dunked in a Jones miss at 15:26 to pull the Hawks within three, 39-36, at 15:32 to go. After a pair of free throws by Kevin Smith extended the lead to five, Galloway drilled a three-pointer with 14:30 to go to close the Hawks within two, but Anderson answered with a three to give Richmond a 44-39 advantage and kick off a 10-2 Spider run.
After a jumper by Aiken and a pair of free throws by Galloway, Harper hit a three for Richmond to give the Spiders a 54-45 lead at 7:36. Geriot scored on a putback and converted a free throw to up Richmond's lead to 57-47 with 3:26 remaining.
The Hawks got two free throws from Jones at 5:37, but didn't score another field goal until the sophomore converted a three-point play at 2:46. Galloway hit a jumper with just under two minutes to go, but Richmond converted 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Jones led all scorers with 21 points, including 6-of-7 from the line. Roberts, who made his second start of the season, finished with six points and seven rebounds, while Aiken added eight points, six rebounds, and three blocks in 26 minutes off the bench.
The Hawks return home on Saturday night to host Massachusetts at Hagan Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.