PHILADELPHIA -- Langston Galloway scored a season-high 26 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 71-59 victory over George Washington Saturday in Atlantic 10 action.
The Hawks (15-10, 6-6) scored the game's first 12 points, then took an early 20-2 lead. Later in the half, despite a 9-0 run by the Colonials (12-13, 6-6), the Hawks led 40-29 at halftime.
In the second half, George Washington scored five straight points to close within 59-52. But Galloway hit a 3-pointer and the Hawks led by double figures the rest of the way.
Galloway's season-high point total came on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor. He hit 6 of 9 shots from 3-point range.
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