Big first half carries Robert Morris by Sacred Heart 74-60.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Dachon Burke had 10 of his 19 points in a dominant first half, Matty McConnell added 16 points and Robert Morris rolled to a 74-60 win over Sacred Heart on Thursday night.
Koby Thomas added 10 points for the Colonials (12-8, 6-1 Northeast Conference), who held the Pioneers to 29 percent shooting with 11 turnovers to open a 42-20 haltime lead.
Despite missing all six of its 3-pointers, Sacred Heart (7-13, 2-5) shot 50 percent in the second half but was never able to threaten the league-leading Colonials.
Joseph Lopez had 14 of his 18 points in the second half for Sacred Heart and grabbed 10 rebounds. Zach Radz added 17 points.
McConnell had a pair of 3-pointers as Robert Morris scored the first 14 points of the game. Sacred Heart didn’t got on the board until Kinnon LaRose made a free throw more than seven minutes in and didn’t make a a basket until his layup at the 12:25 mark.