Robert Morris nips Sacred Heart 55-53 on Jones’ 3
Velton Jones hit a 3-pointer with one second left to give Robert
Morris a 55-53 win over Sacred Heart Thursday night.
Jones, who led the Colonials (22-8, 13-4 Northeast Conference)
with 16 points, missed two free throws with 18 seconds remaining
and Robert Morris leading 52-51. Sacred Heart’s Phil Gaetano made
two foul shots with 0:04 left to give the Pioneers (13-17, 17-10) a
53-52 lead. After a timeout, Jones hit the game-winning trey.
Jones stuck the first of his four 3-pointers for a 5-0 lead with
14:39 left in the first half. Sacred Heart finally scored at 14:06
on a jumper by Shane Gibson (12 points).
Anthony Myers made the first of two foul shots with 28 seconds
left to put Robert Morris up 52-49. He missed the second and Chris
Evans sank two foul shots at 0:19. That, and Gaetano’s free throws,
set the stage for Jones.