Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hawks Get First Win of the Year

It took three games, but the Hawks rebounded from two difficult early season losses and got their first win of the season today, 70-65 over Norfolk State. The Hawks were led by freshman Daryus Quarles' 17 points and 5 rebounds. Quarles, who had a tough time get his jumper to fall in the season's first time games, went 4-5 today from three. The Hawks also got 16 points from sophomore Tay Jones, who only scored two field goals but went 11-12 from the charity stripe.

An interesting stat from today's game is that, of the 200 available minutes, 113 minutes went to freshmen. Out of the sophomore class, Tay Jones played only 21 minutes after getting in early foul trouble and sitting most of the first half. Sophomore guard Justin Crosgile was in street clothes, and sophomore forward Carl Baptiste didn't enter the game, although he was in uniform.

Although freshman Ronald Roberts only played 11 minutes, he managed to score 7 points for the Hawks, including a thundering put-back dunk in the first half. After missing his initial shot, Roberts went right back up and threw down a 2-handed dunk.

In attendance for the game today was Patrick Swilling Sr, former Georgia Tech and NFL star, and the father of freshman Pat Swilling Jr. Pat played his best game of his early career today, tallying 5 points and 3 rebounds in 20 minutes of action.

Saint Joseph's is back in action Tuesday night at Fairfield. They will look to even up their record at 2-2.

ESPN Box Score

Photo of Daryus Quarles courtesy of

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