Backed by a game-high 19 points from Taylor Funk and a 17-point, 10-assist performance from Ryan Daly, the Saint Joseph's men's basketball team downed Arcadia, 100-61, in an exhibition game at Hagan Arena on Monday evening.
How It Happened
• Taking control from the tip, the Hawks jumped out to a 7-0 lead behind two baskets by Funk and a layup by Daly.
• Ahead 16-10, Saint Joseph's used a 13-2 run to push its lead to 29-12 on a three-point play by Toliver Freeman with 9:41 to go in the first half.
• Arcadia cut the Hawks' lead to just nine, 29-20, but SJU answered with a 16-5 run to take a 46-25 edge into the second half.
• The Knights grabbed momentum to start the period and cut into the Hawks' lead to make it 53-37 on a four-point play with 16:38 to go.
• A three-pointer by Chereef Knox sparked a 26-6 run over the next six minutes, capped by a jumper from Dennis Ashley to make it 83-47.
• The Hawks allowed Arcadia to get no closer than 34 points from there over the final eight minutes.
Behind The Boxscore
• The Hawks shot 54.2 percent from the floor (39-72), including 58.3 percent in the second half (21-36).
• Saint Joseph's was 7-15 from behind the arc in the second half (46.7 percent) and finished the game going 11-31 for 35.5 percent.
• Arcadia was held to just 30.1 percent shooting (22-73).
• The Hawks tallied half of their points, 50, in the paint.
• SJU assisted on 22 of 39 field goals made.
• Saint Joseph's got a balanced attack with five Hawks finishing in double figures and all 10 student-athletes dressed scoring at least two points.
• Funk led all scorers with 19 points on 7-11 shooting, including 5-9 from three-point range. He also added eight rebounds and three assists.
• Daly added seven rebounds and a pair of steals to go with 17 points.
• Rahmir Moore was a perfect 7-7 from the field and hit a pair of free throws to finish with 17 points.
• Knox added 14 points, while classmate Cameron Brown scored 13 points to go with three assists and five rebounds.
The Hawks open the 2019-20 season at home as they host Bradley on November 5 at 7 p.m. at Hagan Arena.