Calathes leads Saint Joe's past Richmond 81-63

January 12, 2008 7:11:17 PM PST
Pat Calathes scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and sparked two scoring runs as Saint Joseph's won its fifth straight game, 81-63 over Richmond on Saturday night. Rob Ferguson had 18 points, and Garrett Williamson a career-high 16 for the Hawks (9-4, 2-0 Atlantic 10), whose winning streak is the team's longest since March 2005.

Ryan Butler and Dan Geriot each had 15 points for the Spiders (8-7, 1-1), who had their four-game winning streak stopped.

Trailing 11-4 six minutes into the game, the Hawks went on a 25-3 run, highlighted by three 3-pointers by Calathes, to take a 29-14 lead.

Richmond responded with a 15-7 run, including seven points by David Gonzalvez, and closed within 36-29 at the half.

Saint Joseph's started the second half with another outburst, scoring 22 of the next 25 points. Calathes scored 11 in the run and the Hawks led 58-32 with 11:11 left.

The Hawks have averaged 80 points during their streak and now hold an 11-2 edge over Richmond in the all-time series.