The Rhode Island Rams (11-5, 3-1 A10) made a huge comeback at Hawk Hill to defeat the St, Joseph’s Hawks (3-14, 0-5 A10), 71-61.
Things started rough for the Rams an hour before tip-off when it was announced that Forward, Jeff Dowtin would be suspended due to playing in a charity basketball game that was not sanctioned by the NCAA.
The first half wasn’t good from URI as the Hawks soared to a 35-29 halftime edge.
St. Joe’s would take a 10 point lead at 47-37 with 17 minutes to play.
Then, the Hawks were clipped and went scoreless for nearly six minutes and were helpless to stop the 42 points second half.
The outburst was highlighted by a 22-6 run to seal the deal.
Daren “Fats”’ Russell poured in 25 points which included his 1,000 points to lead the charge.
Cyril Langevine picked up a double-double with a 14 point 15 rebound performance.
Also adding to the party was Tyrese Martin and his 15 points.
For the Hawks, Ryan Daly drained 21 points.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.