An 11 point run early in the second half, four of them coming from junior Ashley Ravelli, propelled the Colonials(1-2) to their first victory of the season – a decision over formerly undefeated UMBC (3-1), 84-60, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ravelli, along with three of her teammates, reached double figures against the Terriers. Her 17 points were complimented by freshman Megan Smith’s 19 and Anna Nikki Stamolamprou’s 18, with an additional 10 points being provided by Rebecca Navarro.
The Colonials overcame an early 11-6 deficit and and a run by UMBC to tie the game at 37 early in the second half.
The Terriers opened up the second half with drive and intensity, tying the game at 37 a few moments in.
The Coloniaks then took permanent control of the game on a Ravelli led 11 point fun and never looked back, out scoring the opponent, 50-32, in the second half.
In a game that was fought heavily in the paint, RMU was slowed down by foul trouble, with five Colonials picking up at least three fouls.
Overall, Robert Morris shot a season-best 41.7 percent from the field, including 50 percent from beyond the arc, including Smith’s 5-6 performance from downtown.
The Coloniaks will stay in the Baltimore area to take on Coppin State on November 25. Tipoff is set for noon.