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Robert Morris Beats Howard, 85-65, For 1st Win of 2019



The Robert Morris men’s basketball team put the loss to Pitt on Tuesday behind them and beat Howard, 85-65, in the first game of the Men Against Breast Cancer Tournament in Toledo, Ohio.

The win was the Colonials first of the 2019-20 season.

Balanced scoring, especially by the front court, was the key factor for Andy Toole’s team as five Colonials reached double-digits: Yannis Mendy 14 points, Josh Williams 14, Dante Treacy 13 points (career high), DJ Russell 10 points and Charles Bain 10 points. The Colonials combined to shoot .581 (18-for-31) in today’s win.

”A nice performance. We have to learn how to play with a lead,” said Toole. “Our defensive urgency could’ve been a little bit better, especially in the second half, but that’s part of the learning process. Offensively, we have to score by committee, stay locked in and find the best shot to knock down. We did that today for a nice first win.”

Speaking of offense, Mendy has continued his strong start to the season as his 14 points were a career-high and through four games he’s shooting .719 (23-32).

The Colonials next game will be a bit more challenging as they take on host Toledo. Tip-off tomorrow from Savage Arena is set for 2 PM.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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