Philadelphia: An interesting battle came took place on Saturday Night as the Saint Joseph’s Hawks took on Loyola Chicago Ramblers from “the Cathedral of College Basketball” The Palestra on the campus of the University of Penn. Saint Joseph’s comes into the game off a loss to Villanova on December 8 while the Ramblers enter battle with the Hawks off a win over Benedictine on December 18.
In the first half, both teams would have bad shooting as this game would be very low scoring and costly mistakes as the Hawks would take a 20-16 lead at halftime. Everyone in the crowd was thinking that are we going to see the same thing in the second half.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks would have a lead of 7 points in the second half as they lead 34-27 with 9:57 left. The Ramblers would make a comeback and they would tie the game at 42 with 14 seconds left on 3 pointer byMarques Towns
TOWNES FOR THE TIE!
Loyola pulls even with 12.7 seconds left in Philly. Drama is coming up on CBS Sports Network. pic.twitter.com/2CZ3rNcyCU
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) December 22, 2018
The Hawks would come down and hit the game-winning shot by Lamarr Kimble as the Hawks would steal this game from the Ramblers 45-42.
What a shot by Lamarr Kimble! @SJUHawks_MBB gets the win.
Final Score: 45-42. pic.twitter.com/g2pxRpS6Jx
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) December 23, 2018
View from Stands:
What a Shot by @SJUHawks_MBB Lamar Kimble, Are you kidding me#LoyolaChicago #SaintJosephs #LCHIvsJoes pic.twitter.com/8LjUiLckAC
— David Malandra Jr (@David_Malandra) December 22, 2018
With the win, the Hawks now go to 6-5 on the season & Ramblers fall to 7-6 on the season. The Hawks will have 1 more non-conference game as they take on Wagner on December 29 and then they will open Conference play on January 3 vs George Mason. The Ramblers will look to rebound from this game as they take on Indiana State on January 2 to open Missouri Valley Conference play.
Saint Joseph’s Hawks:
Lamarr Kimble: 15 points, 5 rebounds
Charlie Brown: 11 points
Jared Bynum, Taylor Funk & Chris Clover each with 5 points
Loyola Chicago Ramblers:
Clayton Custer: 12 points
Marques Townes: 10 points
Cameron Krutwig: 9 points
Saint Joseph’s Coach Phil Martelli:
Saint Joseph’s Lamarr Kimble:
.@SJUHawks_MBB Lamarr Kimble on Hitting the Game winner#LoyolaChicago #SaintJosephs #LCHIvsJoes pic.twitter.com/B6p0UBV50C
— David Malandra Jr (@David_Malandra) December 23, 2018
Loyola Chicago Coach Porter Moser: