Saint Joseph’s 74, La Salle 59
Garrett Williamson scored 18 points and St. Joseph’s defeated La
Salle 74-59 on Saturday.
The Hawks (11-19, 5-11 Atlantic 10 Conference) clinched the
final seed in the 12-team conference tournament that begins March
9. LaSalle (12-18, 4-12), did not make the tournament because of
its loss and Massachussetts’ win over Rhode Island.
Williamson made all 10 of his free throw attempts but was only 4
of 10 from the field. Darrin Govens added 17 points, Carl Jones had
16, and Idris Hilliard had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the
St. Joseph’s never trailed and led 38-27 at halftime. The Hawks
built their biggest lead of the game at 73-57 after a layup by
Jones with 1:38 to play. The basket capped a 12-2 run for the
Kimmani Barrett scored 15 points and Rodney Green added 12 for
the Explorers, who lost 10 of their last 12 games.