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Red Flash Drop 73-68 Decision at Robert Morris

Colonials close game on a 19-3 run.
MOON TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA - Robert Morris strung together a game-ending 19-3 run and didn't seal the outcome until five seconds remained in regulation as it came back to down Saint Francis U, 73-68, Thursday at the Charles L. Sewall Center.

The Colonials' Jeremiah Worthem hit the game-clinching pair of free throws to cap a furious comeback run that answered a dominant stretch by the Red Flash.

Saint Francis showed what it's capable of when clicking on all cylinders midway through the second half.

After trailing 38-26 at the intermission and by a game-high 14 points seconds into the second half, the Frankies (3-11; 1-2) used a blazing offense and a superlative effort on the boards to go on a 34-11 run to go up by 11 with under five minutes to play.

"If you give a team like Robert Morris a 12-point lead at halftime – I think they had 13 second-chance points by that point – on their home floor, that's too big of hole," said SFU coach Rob Krimmel.  "I'm proud of the way our guys responded in the second half but the bottom line is that we've got to get better."

Freshman Malik Harmon (Queens, N.Y./Christ the King) scored a season-high 21 points to lead Saint Francis' four double digit scorers.  Ben Millaud-Meunier (Montreal, Quebec/Vanier) turned in his strongest showing of the year by tossing in 17 points on a 5-of-8 effort from beyond the 3-point arc.

Earl Brown (Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter) chipped in 11 points and Ronnie Drinnon (Jamestown, Ohio/Greenview) added 10.  Harmon and Dominique Major (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) each hit three 3-point field goals in the contest.

As a team, SFU shot 58.5 percent (24 of 41) from the field and 47.8 percent (11 of 23) from long range.

Karvel Anderson scored a game-high 24 points for Robert Morris, which hit at a 44.2 percent (23 of 52) clip on the evening.

In the end, SFU's undoing was a season-high 19 turnovers and shoddy work from the foul line.  The Flash shot 9-of-16 from the stripe from the game, but was 3-of-8 in the second half.

"Against a team like this you've got to make your free throws and you've got to take care of the basketball," Krimmel

--Saint Francis Athletic Communications
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