Down 25, Black Knights come back to beat Mids

The Washington Post Sunday - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL - AREA ROUNDUP

Jor­dan Fox scored 22 points and made a ca­reer-high five three­p­oint­ers, in­clud­ing a go-ahead three late that helped Army over­come a 25-point deficit to beat ri­val Navy, 71-68, on Satur­day in An­napo­lis.

Up nine at half­time, the Mid­ship­men opened the sec­ond half with a 10-0 run and led by 25 with 12:51 left af­ter go­ing on a 21-5 run.

Mac Hoff­man hit Army’s first field goal of the half at 12:40, and the Black Knights gained ground on an 11-2 run capped by Thomas Funk’s three-pointer and closed to 65-64 on Fox’s lay-in with 2:01 left.

Hasan Ab­dul­lah’s layup put Navy ahead 67-64 with 40 sec­onds left. John Emzie hit two free throws to cut Army’s deficit to one, and the Black Knights got a stop.

Fox hit a three for a 69-67 Army lead with 19 sec­onds left. Navy’s Shawn An­der­son made one of two free throws, Funk split a pair of free throws, and Ab­dul­lah missed a jumper with two sec­onds left that would have tied the score. Army’s Mac Hoff­man made one of two free throws for the fi­nal mar­gin.

Funk scored 14 points for Army (11-17, 5-11 Pa­triot), and Hoff­man added 11 and 10 re­bounds. The Black Knights hit 10 of 24 three­p­oint­ers in win­ning for the fourth time against the Mids in 10 tries.

Ab­dul­lah scored 18 points for Navy (15-13, 10-6), which shot only 3 for 17 on three-pointers.

HOWARD 84, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 53: Charles Wil­liams scored 25 points as the Bi­son (7-20, 4-8 Mid-East­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) kept the Ag­gies (2-25, 0-12) win­less against Di­vi­sion I op­po­nents this sea­son with a vic­tory at Burr Gym­na­sium.

Da­mon Collins added a sea­son­high 21 points for Howard.

Navy women de­feat Army

Sarita Condie scored 21 points and sur­passed the 1,000-point mark for her ca­reer as the Navy women de­feated Army, 67-62, in An­napo­lis.

Condie, a se­nior guard from Love­lock, Nev., has 1,010 ca­reer points.

The Mids (20-6, 13-2 Pa­triot League) won their fourth in a row. Aliyah Mur­ray had 20 points, 11 re­bounds and five steals for the Black Knights (19-7, 10-5).

GE­ORGE WASH­ING­TON 80, GE­ORGE MA­SON 49: Lexi Martins had 15 points and 13 re­bounds to lift the Colo­nials (19-8, 12-3 At­lantic 10) past the Pa­tri­ots (13-15, 6-9) at Smith Cen­ter.

Jacy Bolton had 14 points and 10 re­bounds for Ge­orge Ma­son.

HOLY CROSS 51, AMER­I­CAN 46: Lau­ren Crisler had 12 points and 10 re­bounds for the Ea­gles (12-14, 9-6 Pa­triot League), but they fell to the Cru­saders (7-19, 5-10) in Worces­ter, Mass.

HOWARD 69, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 61: Sydni John­son scored 15 points and grabbed seven re­bounds as the Bi­son (1212, 8-4 MEAC) beat the Ag­gies (11-14, 7-5) at Burr Gym­na­sium.

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