Shooting woes undo Robert Morris in loss at Rider
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Stevie Jordan filled up the stat sheet with 17 points, six assists, five rebounds and five steals to power Rider to a 69-50 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday.
Jordan, who came into the game shooting 56 percent from 3-point range, hit 5 of 6 shots, including both his tries from distance, and 5 of 6 free throws for the Broncs (4-3). Jordan Allen came off the bench to score 11 as Rider sank 26 of 54 from the floor (48 percent).
Jordan scored six points in a game-opening 12-3 run, and the Broncs never looked back. Rider led 36-23 at halftime and pushed its advantage to 20 on Allen’s layup with 9 minutes, 50 seconds left in the game. The Broncs, who had all five starters return, were picked to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Josh Williams scored 20 to pace the Colonials (4-7).
Williams sank 6 of 14 from 3-point range while the rest of his teammates made just 3 of 17. Robert Morris shot 34 percent from the floor, 29 percent from distance and 44 percent at the free-throw line. Matty McConnell had two steals to become the eighth Colonial with 200 in a career.