Jones leads St. Francis (NY) over Robert Morris 68-63
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Brent Jones scored 23 points and made a key defensive play in the closing seconds as St. Francis (N.Y.) held off Robert Morris 68-63 on Friday.
With the Terriers (10-8, 4-1 Northeast Conference) up 66-63, Robert Morris (7-10, 3-2) got the ball to Lucky Jones in the right corner. As he went up for a 3-pointer, Jones stripped the ball and it went out of bounds off Jones.
St. Francis turned the ball over on the inbounds pass but the Colonials couldn’t convert on two contested attempts under the basket. Amdy Fall grabbed a rebound and clinched the game with a pair of free throws with five seconds left.
The Terriers, trailed 29-21 at the half, got 11 points from Chris Hooper and Glenn Sanabria.
Marcquise Reed had 18 points, Rodney Pryor 15 and Jones 12 for Robert Morris.
Jones hit 4 of 5 3s and added six assists.