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
Western Kentucky’s Derrick Gordon led all scorers with 25