NEW BRITAIN, CONN — NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- For the second straight game, injury-riddled Mount St. Mary's turned to its supporting cast as the Mountaineers defeated Central Connecticut, 82-71, for their fifth straight win last night.
Freshman forward Larry Townes scored 16 points to lead the Mount (11-8), which also got 13 points apiece from guards Sefton Robinson and Doug John.
The Mountaineers were again without three of their top six players as center Randy Edney (torn knee cartilage) and forwards Michael Watson (sprained ankle) and Jeff Balistrere (bruised calf) remained sidelined.
Central Connecticut, which fell to 3-14, led 9-7 with 14:50 remaining in the first half when the Mount went on a 17-0 run for a 24-9 lead with 10:23 left.
Riley Inge, who celebrated his 20th birthday with 20 points and six assists, ignited the spree with a pair of baseline-to-baseline drives.