Robinson helps Mt. St. Mary’s rebound, 74-69 at Sacred Heart
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Junior Robinson scored 30 points, including a pair of clinching free throws as Mount Saint Mary’s rebounded from a pair of setbacks and defeated Sacred Heart 74-69 on Saturday to remain in the running for a top seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference playoffs.
Sean Hoehn scored on a layup that pulled Sacred Heart to within 72-69 with nine seconds remaining but, after the final media timeout, Mount Saint Mary’s inbounded to Robinson, who was fouled and sank both free throws with three seconds to play, pushing a third-straight loss out of reach. Hoehn missed a layup at the buzzer.
Despite being out-rebounded 48-26, the Mountaineers (16-13, 10-6) pressured Sacred Heart into 35-percent shooting (23 of 65) with 18 turnovers that they turned into 28 points.
Jonah Antonio and Donald Carey added 11 points each for the Mountaineers.
Kinnon LaRose led Sacred Heart (9-20, 4-12) with 21 points and 10 boards, Hoehn and Mario Matasovic scored 16 each, Matasovic with 11 rebounds.