By Harry Allison

Saint Joe’s defeated George Washington in the A10 quarters 87-76, and the Hawks face Dayton tonight at 5.

With a 72-69 lead, and only two minutes left in the game, Saint Joe’s nailed two 3’s in a row, one from Cameron Brown and the other from Rasheer Fleming, to grow the lead to six points. From there it was easy, SJU had to make free throws and not foul, and that’s exactly what they did as they walked away with a win. Impressive considering that this is the first time since the 5 round expansion that a ‘day-one’ team has advanced past day 2 of the A-10 tournament. Prior to today, ‘day-one’ teams were 0 and 15 in the second round of A-10 play.

While the two made three’s to seal the win were important, Saint Joe’s would not have been in this position if it wasn’t for Sophomore Guard Erik Reynolds II, who had a career high 34 points.

Reynolds also tallied 6 rebounds, 4 assist, and one steal and block respectively. While his completion percentage was not amazing, it didn’t really matter, every single one of his baskets came at a time when Saint Joe’s needed it. When the call came, Reynolds responded, and he made sure to be a source of scoring when the rest of the team couldn’t find the bottom of the rim.

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