Saint Joseph's 61, Richmond 55

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Carl Jones scored 17 points and Saint Joseph's dominated the second half in a 61-55 victory over Richmond.
The Spiders (14-11, 4-6 A-10) closed the first half on a 12-2 run to lead 36-27 at the break, and seemed to have all the momentum. But the Hawks (14-9, 5-5) scored the first 15 points of the second half, with five players scoring before Richmond finally broke the drought on a Wayne Sparrow layup nearly 6:30 into the second session. Richmond came back to tie the game at 51, but Saint Joseph's went on a 6-1 run to take the lead for good.
Ronald Roberts Jr. added 16 points and C.J. Aiken 10 for Saint Joseph's, which dominated the glass, 36-24, and blocked eight shots.
It was a tough shooting day for the visiting Spiders, who made just 19 of their 59 shots. Kendall Anthony had 13 points off the bench, with Cedric Lindsay adding 12. Darien Brothers finished with six points and went 2 of 13 from the field, including 0 of 4 from beyond the arc.
The victory ended a two-game losing streak for the Hawks. Richmond fell for the fourth time in the last five games since knocking off VCU in double overtime on Jan. 24.

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