Cornell 78, Saint Joseph’s 66

Ryan Wittman scored 17 points to lead four players in double

figures as Cornell defeated Saint Joseph’s 78-66 on Sunday.

Chris Wroblewski and Jon Jaques added 15 points each for the Big

Red (7-2), who have won five consecutive games and are off to their

best start since going 8-1 in the 1967-68 season.

Cornell opened the second half on a 25-4 run to break open a

halftime tie in its first home game since Nov. 20. The Big Red

scored the first 12 points of the second half and led 50-34 on

Jaques’ layup with 14:08 remaining.

Wittman’s 3-pointer gave Cornell a 53-34 advantage with 13:50 to

play.

Geoff Reeves added 13 points for Cornell, which shot 60 percent

from the field (18-for-30) in the second half.

Garrett Williamson scored 14 points and Darrin Govens had 10 for

Saint Joseph’s (3-4), which lost its fourth straight game.