RICHMOND, Va. — Blake Francis had 23 points, going over 1,000 for his collegiate career, as Richmond stretched its home winning streak to eight games with an 84-52 rout of St. Joseph’s on Thursday night.
The game marked the first Atlantic 10 Conference matchup of the season for both teams.
Jake Wojcik had 14 points for Richmond (11-3). Jacob Gilyard added 13 points. Grant Golden had seven rebounds for the home team.
The Spiders forced a season-high 21 turnovers.
Richmond dominated the first half and led by 44-23 at the break. The Hawks’ 23 points in the first half were a season low for the team.
The Hawks went 6-for-30 from behind the arc, while Richmond finished at 8-for-25.
Cameron Brown had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Hawks (3-10). Lorenzo Edwards added nine rebounds.
A layup by Rahmir Moore at 10:48 of the second half brought St. Joseph’s to within 13, 52-39, but that would be as close as the Hawks would get.