Saint Joseph’s 72, W. Kentucky 61

Langston Galloway scored 19 points and Carl Jones 16 to lead

Saint Joseph’s to a 72-61 victory over Western Kentucky Friday

night in the opener for both teams.

The Hawks shot 49 percent (24 of 49) in the game to 26.5 percent

(18 of 68) for the Hilltoppers. Last season, when Western Kentucky

beat Saint Joseph’s 98-70 in Philadelphia, the Hilltoppers shot

60.9 percent for the game and 72.4 percent in the second half.

Saint Joseph’s, which led for all but the first minute of the

game, had a 54-42 lead with 7:30 remaining, but Western Kentucky

went on a 9-2 run to make it 56-51. Galloway gave the Hawks some

breathing room with a three-point play and a 3-pointer for a 62-51

advantage with 2:45 to play.

C.J. Aiken added 12 points and blocked five shots for Saint

Joseph’s.

Western Kentucky’s Derrick Gordon led all scorers with 25

points.