Still scores 22, Robert Morris opens NEC play with 78-67 win
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Isaiah Still scored 22 points and Robert Morris opened Northeast Conference play with a 78-67 win over Sacred Heart on Thursday.
Kavon Stewart had 14 points and Aaron Tate and reserve Dachon Burke added 10 apiece for the Colonials (5-9), who trailed by one at the half.
Two free throws by Still broke a 54-54 tie and his 3-pointer with 6:18 to play capped a 10-0 run, making it 64-54. Billy Giles pushed the lead to a dozen with a jumper and Bachon Burke’s layup at 3:05 was good for the biggest lead at 69-56.
The Pioneers answered with five quick points but in the final minute Robert Morris was 7 of 8 from the line.
Joseph Lopez had 23 points and 16 rebounds, both career highs, for the Pioneers (5-9) and Quincy McKnight had 18 points.
Robert Morris had 10 turnovers and turned 20 Pioneer miscues into 28 points. Stewart had four of the Colonials 16 steals.