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St. Joe's survives Fordham run, Phil Martelli notches 200th Atlantic 10 win

St. Joe's survives Fordham run, Phil Martelli notches 200th Atlantic 10 win

NEW YORK -- James Demery scored a career-high 25 points and pulled down six rebounds, Lamarr Kimble added 12 points, nine boards and six assists, and Saint Joseph's pulled away late for a 70-55 win over Fordham on Saturday.

The win was the 200th Atlantic 10 victory for head coach Phil Martelli.

Brendan Casper and Markell Lodge tied career highs with 10 points apiece for Saint Joseph's (8-6, 2-1 Atlantic 10).

The Hawks led by 15 at the break, but Fordham's Antoine Anderson had two jumpers and a three in an 18-5 Rams run to cut the lead to 52-47.

Fordham (6-10, 0-3) went scoreless for the next seven minutes, with Saint Joseph's scoring 16 straight points until Will Tavares' jumper stopped the run with 5:36 left and the Hawks leading 70-49.

Anderson and Will Tavares each scored 12 points, and Joseph Chartouny and Javontae Hawkins added 11.

Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

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Michael Vick facing growing outcry against planned induction into Virginia Tech HOF

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.

The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history.

Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions. He was a top contender for the 1999 Heisman Trophy after leading the Hokies through an undefeated regular season and to a spot in the national championship game. He went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

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Doug Overton pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in indecent exposure case

Former 76er and La Salle basketball star Doug Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct Wednesday, stemming from an April 30 incident on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

Overton, 47, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on April 30, per the police.

Overton, the head basketball coach at Divison II Lincoln University, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to participate in a psycho-sexual evaluation.

As part of a plea deal, three counts of indecent exposure were dropped. 

“He admitted on the record that his behavior was offensive and obscene, it was obscene behavior and that other people that were there in the park that day enjoying a public area with their families, that they observed that and it was offensive and obscene to them,” Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood told the Main Line Times. “He admitted to engaging in behavior that was obscene and offensive.”

The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 NBA seasons, including parts of three with the Sixers.