Robert Morris scoots past Mt. St. Mary’s 62-59
Omar Habwe made 1 of 2 free throws to give Mt. St. Mary’s a 58-56 lead with 2:15 remaining. Petteway, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, hit two free throws with two minutes left to pull the Colonials (7-8, 2-0 Northeast Conference) even at 58. Vado Morse made 1 of 2 free throws to put the Mountaineers up 59-58, but Williams answered with a layup after Damian Chong Qui missed two free throws with 39 seconds remaining. Mt. St. Mary’s (3-12, 0-2) struggled at the free-throw line and it came back to haunt them. The Mountaineers made just 11 of 21 (52 percent) from the charity stripe, including 1 of 4 in the final 62 seconds. Williams sank two foul shots with one second left to cap the scoring.
Morse, a freshman, scored a career-best 19 for the Mountaineers. Chong Qui added 13 points and Jalen Gibbs scored 11.