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Robert Morris falls to Youngstown State

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Rodney Pryor's 20 points weren't enough as ‪‎Robert Morris‬ fell to 1-7 after a 65-58 loss at Youngstown State.

Four Youngstown players scored in double figures as the Penguins won their fourth straight.

Leading the way for the Penguins was Matt Donlan, who hit five 3-pointers to tie his season high with 18 points. Bobby Hain finished with 14 points, Francisco Santiago added 12 and Brett Frantz had a career-best 10 points.

Matty McConnell added 12 for RMU, while Elijah Minnie had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Billy Giles led the Colonials on the boards with 9.

Robert Morris led 10-9 early, but the Penguins used a 15-2 run over the next eight minutes to take a 24-12 lead with 7:36 left in the half.

Robert Morris held YSU scoreless for nearly four minutes and used a 9-2 run to get within five, 26-21, with 3:25 left. Hain hit a jumper and Donlan closed out the first-half scoring with his fourth 3-pointer and gave the Penguins a 31-23 lead at the intermission.

YSU built a 49-36 lead with 13:06 remaining and kept the advantage at nine, 56-47, with 8:55 left. RMU scored the next six points to get within 56-53 with 4:54 left, but the Colonials went scoreless for the next 3:33.

RMU made 21-of-53 shots (39.6 percent) in the loss to fall to 1-7.

The Colonials host Oakland Saturday afternoon.

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