Monmouth vs Navy

Monmouth (NJ) 69, Navy 67

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Jesse Steele scored 20 points and Monmouth won its first game of the season, beating Navy 69-57 Tuesday night.

First-year Monmouth coach King Rice's team lost its first eight games by an average of 27.4 points. But behind Steele and Ed Waite and Mike Myers Keitt, who had 10 points apiece, the Hawks prevailed.

Navy (3-7) led 37-34 at halftime. Forward J.J. Avila led the Midshipmen with 14 points and seven rebounds. A basket by James Loupos and a 3-pointer by Jordan Sugars gave Navy a 55-53 lead.

But Monmouth prevailed down the stretch.

After Waite's layup put Monmouth up 64-62, another Sugars' 3-pointer pulled Navy within 68-67 with 7 seconds left. Dion Nesmith made a free throw for Monmouth before Jordan Brickman missed a last-gasp 3-pointer. Monmouth shot 58 percent (29 of 50) to Navy's 47.1 (24 for 51), but the Midshipmen were just 10 of 28 from 3.

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Monmouth Hawks
M. Myers Keitt, F325-90-040210
E. Waite, F265-60-162110
J. Steele, G366-104-431120
A. Nicholas, G324-80-02638
D. Nesmith, G263-91-21418
W. Campbell132-30-02104
M. Ware121-21-12123
P. Wait102-20-11014
M. Harris81-10-01012
A. Tillotson40-00-01100
D. James10-00-00010
Totals 29-506-930161369
 58%66.7% 
Navy Midshipmen
J. Avila, F335-94-475214
W. Smith, F335-90-140411
J. Brickman, G354-80-008211
J. Sugars, G324-121-231112
I. Roberts, G222-43-33347
T. Wynn131-21-21104
B. Venturini111-20-00003
D. Jackson91-40-01023
J. Loupos91-10-01002
C. Smith30-00-00000
Totals 24-519-1221181567
 47.1%75% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wagner13-523-11184
F. Dickinson11-718-15204
St. Fran.-NY11-715-17275
Sacred Heart11-712-18258
Mt St Marys10-814-19245
LIU-Brooklyn9-916-15254
St. Fran.-Pa.9-913-17266
Robert Morris8-1010-22291
Bryant5-138-23320
CCSU3-154-25351

Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell14-417-14183
Lehigh13-517-15168
Boston U.11-719-15196
Army West Point9-919-14213
Navy9-919-14216
Colgate9-913-17241
American9-912-19230
Loyola-Md.8-108-21255
Holy Cross5-1315-20248
Lafayette3-156-24329
 
Other games
VMI 70 Final
PITT 97
MRSH 56 Final
Syracuse 62
EVAN 48 Final
NC 97
Missouri 81 Final
NOVA 71
LB St 80 Final
Kansas 88
Wash 77 Final
MU 79
Memphis 71 Final
Miami-FL 54