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Kennedy scores 15 as St. John's beats Temple 55-48

Nov 29, 2009 - 4:42 AM PHILADELPHIA(AP) -- D.J. Kennedy scored 15 points as St. John's beat Temple 55-48 in the finale of the Philly Hoop Group Classic on Saturday night.

Dwight Hardy added 11 points for the Red Storm (5-0). St. John's is off to its first 5-0 start since the 2002-03 season.

After trailing 22-21 at halftime, the Red Storm started the second half with a 13-2 run to take a 34-24 lead with 14:56 left in the game. Hardy had eight points during the run.

The Owls cut the lead to four after a dunk from Ramone Moore made the score 45-41 with 6:39 remaining, but Temple was outscored 14-3 the rest of the way, and was held scoreless for 5 minutes.

Temple (4-2) was led by Moore, who scored 10 points. Lavoy Allen and Rahlir Jefferson chipped in with nine points apiece.

St. John's got to the free-throw line 30 times, while Temple shot only 15 free throws.






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    St. John's 55, Temple 48  FinalNov 29 9:05 AM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    ST. JOHN'S 21 34 55
    TEMPLE 22 26 48 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: ST. JOHN'S - D.J. KENNEDY 18, DWIGHT HARDY 11,
    SEAN EVANS 8
    TEMPLE - LAVOY ALLEN 11, JUAN FERNANDEZ 8, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 7

    Nov 28 10:49 PM


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    ST JOHNS 21
    TEMPLE 22 HALFTIME

    Nov 28 9:38 PM