Robert Morris 83, Rider 57

Coron Williams scored a career-high 28 points as Robert Morris

routed Rider 83-57 on Friday night in the season opener for both

teams.

It was Williams’ fifth straight game in double figures dating

back to last season.

Anthony Myers added 14 points, Brandon Herman had 11 and Velton

Jones had 10 for the Colonials, who have not lost a home opener

since 1997. The win was only the third for Robert Morris in 11

meetings in the series.

Williams made 11 of 20 field goal attempts including 5 of 11

from 3-point range. The Colonials shot 46.3 percent (31 of 67) and

42.3 percent (11 of 26) from 3-point range.

Rider led early 9-8 before the Colonials went on a 32-7 run,

including a 13-0 burst to get things started, for a 40-16 lead with

1:28 to play in the first half.

Anthony Miles scored 20 points to lead Rider.