Robert Morris

Colonials ride strong first half to 24-point win over St. Francis

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Matty McConnel scored seven straight points in a crucial second-half run for Robert Morris Saturday. — DKPS / FILE

Robert Morris rode a strong first-half finish to a 78-54 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn inside the Pope P.E. Center, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Saturday afternoon. The win gives the Colonials their second victory in a row to conclude a four-gam road stint.

The win 24-point differential is the largest margin of victory for Robert Morris (9-16, 5-7 NEC) this year. The previous best for the season was a 14-point win over Hampton back on Nov. 25.