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Robert Morris Dominates Saint Vincent, Snaps Losing Streak

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Robert Morris was in total control of this matchup, winning by a final score of 95-46.

MOON TOWNSHIP – Riding a four-game losing streak and not having won a game in over 20 days, the Colonials were due for a much-needed victory.

Looking for that victory, the Colonials welcomed Division-III Saint Vincent Bearcats to the UPMC Events Center. RMU was in total control of this matchup, winning by a final score of 95-46.

Needing a victory to get the season back on track, the Colonials came out of the gate with a faced paced type of basketball to push the play and attack the Bearcats.

“We want to be able to play the game the right way,” head coach Andy Toole said. “If there is an opportunity to attack the right way, then we want to do that. If they do a good job of getting back and getting set, then we want to be able to flow right into some kind of action of our concept to create an advantage.”

The Colonials had a total of five players reach double figures in scoring with Josh Corbin and Markeese Hastings both leading the way with 16 on the night.

One thing that has been plaguing the Colonials and a big cause of their slow start on the season was their lack of depth scoring coming off the bench. Tonight, RMU had contributions from 11 players getting points tonight.

“Some guys got some extra minutes, and some guys got fatigued,” Toole said. “We still got to continue to teach and grow, we got to continue to build some more depth, and it has to be consistent depth, it has to be consistent effort and energy and execution,” Toole said.

On the subject of depth, scoring freshman Alvaro Folgueiras had a breakout performance posting a stat line of 11 points and 15 rebounds, both being season highs for the forward.

“[He] should go to the glass every time, that is stuff that we have discussed with him and need him to do because those are important plays. How can you do that consistently? If you go back and watch the first 10 games, the number of times he went to the glass is probably very few, so we need him to do that against every opponent.”

A big contributor for the Colonials Sunday was TJ Wainwright. The sophomore had 14 points, two assists, and two rebounds in the win. He has been one of the most consistent performers for RMU so far in the early part of the season, averaging 11.3 points so far, which ranks fourth on this Colonial roster.

“I think he is being aggressive, and we need him to be aggressive,” Toole said. “We talk to him about it all the time. I think he’s got a really good role that he’s established in terms of his ability to come off the bench and give us a little bit of pop with some of that aggressiveness. We just need to make sure he is consistent on the defensive side and be able to hold his own down there.”

Overall a good performance for this Colonial team will give them confidence going forward to finish out the rest of their non-conference schedule.

The Colonials will return to action Wednesday, Dec. 20, when they take on an old NEC rival in Saint Francis with tipoff set for 7 p.m.

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