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State basketball roundup (Feb. 17): Mount St. Mary's remains in chase for top seed in NEC after 74-69 victory

State basketball roundup (Feb. 17): Mount St. Mary's remains in chase for top seed in NEC after 74-69 victory

Junior Robinson scored 30 points, including a pair of clinching free throws as visiting Mount Saint Mary's (16-13, 10-6) rebounded from a pair of setbacks and defeated Sacred Heart, 74-69, on Saturday to remain in the running for a top seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference playoffs.

Sean Hoehn scored on a layup that pulled Sacred Heart (9-20, 4-12) to within 72-69 with nine seconds remaining but, after the final media timeout, Mount Saint Mary's inbounded to Robinson, who was fouled and sank both free throws with three seconds to play, pushing a third-straight loss out of reach. Hoehn missed a layup at the buzzer.

Despite being out-rebounded 48-26, the Mountaineers (16-13,...

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