Phil Martelli’s Hawks are now 2-3.
By Sam Bush
Chris Lewis and Bryce Aiken each scored 21 points as Harvard beat St. Joe’s 77-71 in the Wooden Legacy tournament.
James Demery had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s (2-3). Pierfrancesco Oliva added 16 points and Taylor Funk chipped in 11.
Harvard never trailed, and the Hawks pulled within one point three times in the second half. The last time on back-to-back 3-pointers by Demery and Funk to make it 59-58 with 9:40 to play. Lewis then scored four points and Baker made a 3-pointer for Harvard to cap a 10-2 surge.
Demery scored five straight points to cut the Hawks’ deficit to 74-69 with 26 seconds left, but they didn’t’ get closer.