St. Joseph’s 74, Ball St. 63

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Pat Calathes scored 19 points and Darrin Govens had 15, including four 3-pointers in the second half, as Saint Joseph’s defeated undermanned Ball State 74-63 on Tuesday.

Ahmad Nivins had 15 points for Saint Joseph’s (3-1), playing its first home game of the season and its first game since Nov. 17.

Rashaun McLemore had 15 points and Peyton Stovall added 13 for the Cardinals (0-5). Ball State played without leading scorer Anthony Newell, who is sidelined with a foot injury, and dressed just 10 players—including three walk-ons.

The Hawks led 46-33 six minutes into the second half, but Ball State used a 10-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Brandon Lampley, to pull within 48-45.

Long-range shooting by Govens sparked the Hawks to a 61-49 advantage, but the Cardinals rallied once again, cutting the lead to 64-57 at the 5:03 mark. But Rob Ferguson made a layup and Govens hit another 3 to end the threat.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Ball St.
R. McLemore R. McLemore
7-9,  15 Pts
1 Rebs, 0 Assists
 St. Joseph's
P. Calathes P. Calathes
5-10,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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