WRITTEN BY JULIA GIAMMONA
Recap: St. Francis Brooklyn came up just short in heartbreaking fashion against NEC leaders Robert Morris University, losing 71-70 in overtime this in Moon Township, Pa.
Despite the one point loss to first place Robert Morris the Terriers were able to clinch a playoff berth. With only two games remaining the Terriers are sitting in 5th place in the conference and would play 4th seeded Mount Saint Mary’s if the playoffs started today.
Junior guard Brent Jones came up short with his 3-point attempt as time expired.
With the will and the intention to bring home another victory that the Terriers desperately needed, junior forward Jalen Cannon was 66.7% from the field and junior forward Lowell Ulmer was on fire, making 9-10 from the field, each totaling 18 points.
Senior guard Ben Mockford was 4-10 from both the field and behind the arc, as well as contributing two assists and two rebounds.
Brent Jones was 3-7 from the field and 2-5 from the three-point line. Despite his hustle, he pulled down a total of seven rebounds, six of which were defensive. Unfortunately he had the team’s highest turnovers (5), but lead the team with eight assists.
As for the Robert Morris Colonials, the unstoppable senior guard Karvel Anderson slowed down our Terriers drive. He shot 48.1% from the field and 23.1% from behind the arc, accumulating a crushing 31 points. In addition to his outstanding performance, Anderson had four rebounds and three steals.
Junior guard/forward Lucky Jones, senior guard Anthony Myers-Pate, and junior guard David Appolon also aided their team to today’s win. All three players found their momentum and ended the game in double digits, scoring 14,12, and 10 respectively.
The Terriers were 50.8% from the field, 33.3 % from the three-point line, and 25.0% from the free throw line, as opposed to the Colonials who were 43.8% from the field, 26.1% from behind the arc, but were able to dominated in free throws with 90.0%.
With a win so close they could taste it, St. Francis Brooklyn suffered a tough loss against the Colonials by only onepoint. The hard facts for fans and players are that the Terriers dropped to a 16-13 overall record and a 7-7 NEC record, while the Colonials improved to 18-11 and 13-1 NEC.
Using tonight’s loss to fuel their next win,the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers will host Bryant University on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.