Tied at half, Robert Morris beats La Salle 51-44
Velton Jones scored 14 points to lead Robert Morris to a 51-44
victory Friday over La Salle in the Philly Hoop Group Classic at
Jones, the Colonials’ leading scorer coming into the game, was 4
for 15 from the floor for Robert Morris (4-1). Russell Johnson
added 12 as La Salle, after playing Pittsburgh tough in its
previous game, fell to 2-3.
Sam Mills was the only Explorer in double figures with 15
points. He hit two 3-point baskets but missed five other attempts.
La Salle was 3 of 22 from beyond the arc, 1 of 10 after
Robert Morris outrebounded La Salle 45-30, including a 15-7 edge
on the offensive glass. The Colonials hit 23 of 34 foul shots to
just 11 of 18 for La Salle.
Earl Pettis, who had scored 22 points against Pitt, shot 1 for
11, 0 for 6 from 3-point range.