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Men's Basketball: Mount St. Mary's holds off American for first road win

Men's Basketball: Mount St. Mary's holds off American for first road win
Mount St. Mary's Junior Robinson dribbles in front of Pittsburgh's Kene Chukwuka (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Jared Wickerham / AP)

Mount St. Mary’s notched its first road victory of the season with a 59-56 victory at American on Monday night in Washington.

Junior Robinson led the Mount (5-7) with 13 points, while Chris Wray added 12 and Donald Carey scored 10.

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Bobby Planutis’ two free throws with seven seconds remaining have MSM its three-point lead, and the home team missed a potential game-tying shot as time expired.

Wray scored half of his points within the final 3:35 of the game, and helped keep American (3-7) at bay.

Sa’eed Nelson led the Eagles with 19 points, and Larry Motuzis added 16. Nelson and Motuzis had eight rebounds apiece.

Wray added 12 rebounds for a double-double, and the Mountaineers survived despite shooting 39.7 percent from the floor. Westminster native Ryan Gomes added eight points and five rebounds, and helped the Mount score 34 points in the paint compared to American’s 28.

Robinson handed out five assists and Carey had three for Mount St. Mary’s, which was 0-6 in road games before Monday. The Mount, which has won three of its last five games, visits Coppin State on Friday night at 7 in the final non-conference game of the season.

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