St. Joe’s basketball
A two-game losing streak has put St. Joseph’s NCAA Tournament hopes in doubt, but the Hawks are more worried about the task at hand.
George Washington defeated Saint Joseph’s 76-71 Wednesday night, snapping a stretch of four straight home losses to the Hawks.
Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 22 points and Chris Wilson added a career-high 20 as Saint Joseph’s defeated Dayton 79-53 on Tuesday night, winning its fifth straight and ending a six-game streak of Dayton’s.
Halil Kanacevic scored 12 points, none bigger than his layup with 34 seconds remaining in the game, as Saint Joseph’s edged Rhode Island 57-54 on Thursday.
Rob Loe scored 17 points and Jordair Jett had 10 points and seven assists to help No. 13 Saint Louis top Saint Joseph’s 65-49 on Wednesday night for a team-record 15th straight victory.
Doug McDermott was reliable as ever from all over the court. When the rest of the Bluejays struggled from the floor and on the boards, they learned for the first time this season what it’s like to lose.
Phil Martelli’s Hawks have dropped nine straight games as they get ready to host Massachusetts on Saturday.
St. Joe’s will play it’s final game of the 2010 calendar year on New Year’s Eve as they host Siena at Hagan Arena.