Colgate escapes St. Francis (NY) 65-63

Mitch Rolls scored 15 points and Sterling Melville added 14 to

help Colgate hold off St. Francis (N.Y.) 65-63 on Saturday.

Rolls went 6-of-6 from the free throw line and Melville scored

12 of his 14 points in the second half in a game that saw eight

ties and nine lead changes.

Colgate (4-5) took a 58-54 lead behind a Melville 3-pointer but

St. Francis (2-6) rallied and took a 61-60 lead with 2:29 to play.

However, Yaw Gyawu recorded a steal and a fastbreak layup on the

next possession to put the Raiders ahead 62-61. Rolls’ jumper with

1:28 left pushed the lead to 64-61.

St. Francis’ final rally attempt fell short as Brent Jones

missed a layup to tie the game as time expired.

Gyawu finished with 14 for Colgate. Akeem Johnson led St.

Francis with 18 points.

The Terriers only attempted six free throws in the loss.