Fairleigh Dickinson knocks off Mount St. Mary’s, 80-79
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Darnell Edge hit the second of two free throws with 13 seconds left to give Fairleigh Dickinson an 80-79 win over Mount St. Mary’s in a Northeast Conference battle Thursday night.
The loss is the second straight for the Mountaineers after their five-game win streak was snapped Saturday by Bryant.
Junior Robinson hit a 3-pointer with :09 left in the first half to send Mount St. Mary’s into the break with a 38-36 lead and the Mountaineers maintained that lead well into the second half. Jonah Antonio hit a 3 with 11:42 left in the game to make it 57-50.
The Knights battled back to tie the game with just over seven minutes to play and Edge drilled a three with 6:33 left to take the lead, 64-63.
Robinson was fouled behind the 3-point arc and hit two of three free throws to get the Mountaineers within two with :25 left and drew another foul nine seconds later, this time hitting all three to tie it at 79-79.
Mike Holloway Jr. scored 23 points and grabbed nine boards to lead Fairleigh Dickinson (11-15, 8-7). Edge finished with 18 points and Kaleb Bishop contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Robinson scored 23 points to lead Mount St. Mary’s (15-13, 9-6). Donald Carey added 13 points and Bobby Planutis and Jonah Antonio each added 12.