Lewis’ career-high 23 lead UMass past Saint Joseph’s 62-57
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Zach Lewis scored a career-high 23 points to lead Massachusetts to a 62-57 win over Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday night.
Lewis hit 8 of 19 from the field and 4 of 10 from 3. C.J. Anderson added 12 points to go with six rebounds and four assists for the Minutemen (12-7, 2-4 Atlantic 10).
Saint Joseph’s held a marginal lead for the first 10 minutes of the second half. But two Donte Clark free throws, part of a 12-0 UMass run, gave the Minutemen the lead. Rashaan Holloway capped the run with a layup and a 50-42 UMass lead.
The Hawks managed to tie the score at 53 on a James Demery free throw, however Holloway answered with another layup and UMass led the rest of the way.
Demery led Saint Joseph’s (8-9, 2-4) with 19 points.
Both teams shot poorly, with UMass holding a 39.0-32.2 edge in shooting percentage.