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State basketball roundup (Dec. 29): Miles, Bembry lead St. Joe's men over UMES in 78-68 win

State basketball roundup (Dec. 29): Miles, Bembry lead St. Joe's men over UMES in 78-68 win

Isaiah Miles scored 17 points, DeAndre Bembry had 15 with nine rebounds and host Saint Joseph's beat UMES, 78-68, on Tuesday night.

The Hawks have won six games in a row, their longest streak since winning six straight in February 2014. Saint Joseph's (10-2) will open its Atlantic 10 Conference season Jan.2 at Richmond.

Saint Joseph's led 36-33 at halftime and never trailed after the break.

Devin Martin pulled UMES within 73-68 with a 3-pointer with 1:29 to go, but the Hawks scored five unanswered points to seal the victory.

Martin led UMES (3-11) with 23 points, Dominique Elliott added 16, Ryan Andino had 14 and Bakari Copeland scored 11. The Hawks were...

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