Mt. St. Mary’s uses big 1st half to beat Robert Morris 76-52

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) BK Ashe had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Mount St. Mary's dominated the first half on Thursday night and cruised to a 76-52 win over Robert Morris.

The Mountaineers (7-11, 4-1 Northeast Conference) scored 23 straight to lead 30-7 on Chris Wray's 3-point play and went on to a 43-13 lead at the break.

Will Miller scored 12, Wray and Gregory Graves each added 11 points and six rebounds and Taylor Danaher added 10 points for Mount St. Mary's. The Mountaineers led by at least 23 in the second half to bounce back from their first conference loss, an 82-79 overtime defeat to Bryant on Saturday.

Matty McConnell led Robert Morris (3-15, 1-4) with 16 points, and Kavon Stewart added 12. The Colonials had six missed field goal attempts and five turnovers while Mount St. Mary's had its 23-0 run.