Blackmon, Gaskins spark St. Francis past Robert Morris in OT
Jan. 29, 2017
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Isaiah Blackmon and Randall Gaskins Jr. scored 20 points each as Saint Francis edged away from Robert Morris 89-83 in overtime Saturday night.
Gaskins fed Blackmon for a 3-pointer that answered a Robert Morris dunk, giving Saint Francis a 73-72 lead early in the overtime and the teams battled from there with four ties and three lead changes.
Blackmon scored eight points in overtime, including a second 3-pointer for an 85-83 lead and Deivydas Kuzavas and Jamaal King hit four free throws in the last 11 seconds. Gaskins notched a season high on 8-of-13 shooting.
Josh Nebo scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and six blocks for the Red Flash (9-12, 6-4 Northeast Conference).
Matty McConnell blocked a Nebo attempt at a layup and Kavon Stewart scored at the other end to send the game to overtime tied 68-68. McConnell scored 16 to lead the Colonials (7-16, 3-7), Aaron Tate a career-high 15 and Stewart 14.