Emmitsburg, Md. (December 15, 2017)--Junior Robinson scored 30 points to lead Mount St. Mary's past Washington College, 89-67, on Friday night at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers used a13-to-3 second-half run to secure the victory.
Robinson finished the game 12-of-16 from the field, 4-of-5 from three-point range, and 2-of-3 at the line for his second 30-point game of the season. The senior guard, who leads the Northeast Conference in scoring at 23.1 points per game, has scored 20 or more points in nine of the Mount's 11 games this season. Greg Alexander added 17 points off the bench while Donald Carey chipped in 10 points and three assists in the victory. Chris Wray continued to stuff the stat sheet, finishing with four points, eight rebounds, three blocks, three steals and a pair of assists while Jonah Antonio added seven points and four steals.
Kevin McCormick hit five three-pointers off the bench to lead the Shoremen (4-7) with 15 points. Austin Allen added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists with Dallas Marshall contributing 12 points and five rebounds.
The Mountaineers (4-7) shot 54.2 percent from the field, including 17-of-28 (.607) in the second half. The Mount was 13-for-30 (.433) from three-point range. Washington College shot 44.1 percent overall and was 9-of-20 (.450) from beyond the arc.
The Shoremen cut a nine-point halftime deficit to five, 44-39, early in the second half after an Allen three-pointer. The Mount countered with a 15-to-5 run for a 15-point advantage, but Washington again rallied, cutting the Mount's lead to 59-52 midway through the second half. Mount St. Mary's was able to take control of the game with a 13-to-3 run that was capped by a Jonah Antonio dunk off a steal that pushed the lead to 72-55. From there, the Mount was able to cruise to the win.
Mount St. Mary's, which never trailed in the game, used a 14-to-4 in the first half to take a 36-to-22 lead. The Shoremen were able to cut that deficit to 41-32 at the break. Robinson scored 16 of his 30 points in the opening half.
This was the first meeting between the Mount and Washington College since 1984. The Mount has won 30 in a row against the Shoremen, and hold a 60-29 lead in the all-time series.
The Mount returns to action on Monday, December 18, with a 7:00 p.m. matchup at American.