By Harry Allison

St. Joe’s finally got their wings clipped:

Waxed by Central Florida, 77-57, in the Myrtle Beach Classic.

“We were tired, mentally tired, too,” coach Phil Martelli told “I told the team the next time we play back to back, if we lose the second game we’ll be collecting the uniforms because the season will be over. But this is November, hopefully this gets us ready for March.

“It wasn’t like we were confused by them,” Martelli said. “So from that I don’t know if another day would have helped. It was their defense. Their defense is good on tape and it’s outstanding in person.”

St. Joe’s made four of its first five 3-pointers and was 4-for-7 from the field to start the game. Then made just five of their next 19 shots and just two of their next eight attempts from 3-point range.

For the game the Hawks shot 21-for-55 and 9-for-25 from 3-point range.