Robert Morris 78, St. Francis, Pa. 73

Velton Jones scored 15 points and Robert Morris defeated St.

Francis (Pa.) for the second time in four days, 78-73 on Saturday


The Colonials entered the game shooting 40.4 percent from the

field, but shot better than 52 percent for the third time in their

past four contests. The Colonials made 55.1 percent of their shots

(27 of 49), including 9 of 19 from 3-point range.

Jones was 5 of 7 from the field, including 3 of 4 from long


The Red Flash, who entered shooting 42.5 percent from the field,

made 54.3 percent (25 of 46).

Russell Johnson added 13 points and Lijah Thompson had 10 for

the Colonials (12-13, 8-6 Northeast Conference), who have won seven

in a row in the series.

Umar Shannon was 10 of 19 from the field and scored 25 points

for the Red Flash (7-18, 5-9), who lost for the fifth consecutive

time after a five-game winning streak.