- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) - Elijah Long had 14 points and a career-high 12 assists, and keyed a late 7-0 run to push Mount St. Mary’s to a 77-70 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night.

The win moves Mount St. Mary’s (6-12, 4-1) into a first-place tie with Fairleigh Dickinson (6-10, 4-1) and LIU Brooklyn (11-7, 4-1) atop the Northeast Conference.

Long’s layup gave the Mountaineers a 72-70 lead with 1:07 left. On the ensuing possession, Long forced a turnover and assisted on Junior Robinson’s layup to stretch the lead to 74-70. Robinson then added a pair of free throws and Long made one more to seal it.

Greg Alexander scored 19 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Mount St. Mary’s. Long was 4 of 10 from the field and had five steals, and Robinson finished with 16 points.

Darian Anderson had 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting to lead the Knights. Mike Holloway added 18 points.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide