Pittsburgh, Pa. (February 1, 2018)—Chris Wray's fourth double-double of the season lifted Mount St. Mary's to a 67-42 win at Robert Morris on Thursday night. Wray finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the Mount used a 27-0 first-half run to take control of the game.
Greg Alexander paced the Mount with 15 points off the bench while the Mount's leading scorer Junior Robinson added 13. Jonah Antonio hit four three-pointers for all 12 of his points with Donald Carey chipping in a solid line of four points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Robert Morris was led by Dachon Burke's double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds.
The Mount went on an incredible first-half run to take control of the game. Leading 6-4 with just under four minutes into the first half, the Mountaineers rattled off 27 unanswered points to take a commanding 33-to-4 advantage. The Mount defense recorded 18 consecutive stops during the run that lasted nearly 11 minutes.
Antonio's three-pointer started the Mount's surge ahead of a layup from Omar Habwe. Alexander then drained back-to-back triples and the Mount was quickly ahead, 17-4. Wray sandwiched a pair of buckets around a Robinson jumper, and another Antonio three-pointer made it 26-4. Wray then hammered home a dunk on an alley-oop pass from Carey, Bobby Planutis hit a corner three, and Carey scored in the paint to cap the run.
Charles Bain finally ended the Robert Morris scoring drought, but Antonio's third three-pointer of the half gave the Mount it's biggest lead at 36-6. The Colonials were able to end the half on a 9-4 run to make it 40-15 at the break.
All eight Mountaineers who played in the first half scored as the Mount shared the basketball well, dishing out 11 assists on 16 baskets. The Mount shot 50.0 percent (16-of-32) in the first half, including 7-of-18 (.389) from beyond the arc. Robert Morris shot just 19.4 percent (6-of-31) overall and 9.1 percent (1-of-11) from three-point range.
The Mountaineers never saw the lead dip below 20 points in the second half.
The Mount shot 40.3 percent in the game and went 10-of-32 (.313) from three-point range. It is the nith consecutive game the Mount has hit 10 or more three-pointers.
Robert Morris shot 29.8 percent in the game, including 3-of-21 (.143) from beyond the arc.
The Mount returns to action on Saturday, February 3, with a 4:00 p.m. home game against Saint Francis U at Knott Arena.