Brodeur helps Penn hold off Saint Joseph’s 67-56 in Big Five
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur scored 13 points, including a game-ending dunk, and grabbed 11 rebounds while Darnell Foreman made four free throws in the last 30 seconds and Penn held off Saint Joseph’s 67-56 Saturday night in a Big Five contest at The Palestra.
Caleb Wood scored 12 points, Antonio Woods 11 and Ryan Betley 10 as the Quakers (12-6) have won four of their last five and rebounded from a loss to Temple in another Big Five game at The Palestra. The Big Five is the unofficial Philadelphia championship played by the five Division I teams around the city.
Shavar Newkirk led the Hawks (9-11) with 19 points, James Demery and Chris Clover each scored 12. Eight of Clover’s total came after halftime, including back-to-back layups propelling Saint Joseph’s to a 37-35 lead.
But Woods hit a 3 as Penn responded with a quick 9-0 run. The Hawks came as close as four points twice.