Robert Morris beats Duquesne, 91-69

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Robert Morris turned a closely-contested game into a double-digit lead, trumping Duquesne Saturday, 91-69. The win gave the Colonials (7-4) their fourth consecutive victory and their sixth in their last seven games.

Holding a slim 31-30 lead heading into the second half of its game against Duquesne, the Robert Morris men's basketball team went on a 21-5 run in which it connected on every field goal it attempted.

At the end of the run, as Duquesne coach Jim Ferry was being assessed a technical foul, a row of overhead lights at the Charles Sewall center flickered before fading to black.

The Colonials, in an almost poetic moment of happenstance, shot the lights out of their own building.

Guard Velton Jones had six assists and scored 22 points, a season high, and Coron Williams added 16 points, another season high. In all, four Robert Morris players scored in double figures as the Colonials scored 60 second-half points.

The loss for the Dukes (6-5) snapped a two-game win streak which included a 60-56 comeback victory over West Virginia on Dec. 11.

Guard Derrick Colter led the Dukes with 16 points, while forward Andre Marhold added nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

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Craig Meyer: cmeyer@post-gazette.com; @craig_a_meyer on Twitter.


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