Roberts Hits Seven Three-Pointers in Mustangs 76-66 Road Win over Dutchmen
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Stevenson men's basketball freshman Christian Roberts (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) was 11-for-12 from the field, including seven three-pointers, scoring 29 points as the Mustangs win their fourth-straight defeating Lebanon Valley 76-66 Saturday afternoon at LVC Gymnasium.
Roberts' 7-for-8 from behind the arc was the best three-point shooting percentage since Keith Holtman went 8-for-8 in a 92-88 home loss versus Wesley on Jan. 8, 2009 and the most made since Greg Woody had 10 in a 91-78 loss at Mary Washington on Jan. 23, 2008.
The four-game winning streak is the longest for the Mustangs since winning 15-in-a-row from Jan. 13 to Feb. 24, 2007 before falling to Johns Hopkins 84-72 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship on Mar. 2, 2007.
Stevenson (8-4, 2-4 MAC) opened up on a 12-4 run in the opening six minutes before the Dutchmen countered with a 25-9 run over 9:32 to establish their largest lead of the game at eight.
Lebanon Valley (5-8, 2-4 MAC) carried that lead into the half ahead 35-27, but would see it slip away as the Mustangs orchestrated an 18-point swing in the second half, capitalizing on 17-of-25 shooting and holding the Dutchmen without a field goal in the final 5:10.
Junior Alfonzo Hawkins (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City) and senior Stefon McCray (Milton, Fla./Archbishop Curley) scored 10 and nine points, respectively, in the second half. Roberts was perfect from the field at 7-for-7, including 4-of-4 from three-point range, for 18 of his career-high 29 points.
Hawkins totaled 17 points while McCray had 13 points and a game-high eight rebounds.
Senior Brett Burrier (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) added six points, four rebounds and one block and also joined Roberts in logging 38 minutes on the floor.
For the first time in eight games the Mustangs committed more turnovers than their opponent, but made up for the miscues by doubling up Lebanon Valley on second chance points, 14-7.
The Dutchmen were led by Danny Brooks with 23 points while Kyler Burke contributed 13 points and a team-high six rebounds.
Stevenson travels to Messiah on Wednesday for a Commonwealth Conference contest. Game time is 8:00 p.m.