Locked in a close one at halftime, the St. Joseph's Hawks used an 11-2 run midway through the second half to soar past the American Eagles, 74-55, Wednesday night in Philadelphia, Pa.
Down by just nine with 14:26 left, American was never able to climb back into the game once the Hawks got going. St. Joseph's eventually extended its lead to 21 points with just over five minutes left.
The inside-out duo of Langston Galloway (18 points) and Ronald Roberts (11 rebounds) led St. Joseph's to its fourth victory of the season.
The now 4-1 Hawks shot 54 percent for the game and a sizzling 50 percent from three on 28 attempts. Carl Jones led the shooting spree, making five of his nine shots from beyond the arc.
American was led by Stephen Lumpkins' 18 points. Lumpkins was a perfect 8-8 from the foul line. Daniel Munoz also chipped in with 10 points and seven assists.
American, who now drops to 2-4, will look to rebound against St. Francis (Pa.) Saturday afternoon at home.