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Navy squeezes past East Carolina 62-57 in Veterans Classic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) John Carter Jr. had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Navy used a second-half surge to beat East Carolina 62-57 Friday night in the Veterans Classic.

The Midshipmen (1-1) trailed 38-31 with 14 minutes left and 47-43 with 6 1/2 minutes to go before finishing with a 19-10 run.

Cam Davis scored 14 and Greg Summers added 13 for Navy, which evened its record after falling to George Mason in overtime three days earlier.

Jayden Gardner led the Pirates (1-1) with 15 points and Seth LeDay had 11.

After going 10-21 in his first season at East Carolina, coach Joe Dooley signed seven junior college transfers and four freshmen. The Pirates' 11 newcomers are most in the country, and it's apparent that they're still learning how to play together.

The Pirates had 19 turnovers, shot 41 percent and were outscored 39-28 in the second half.

After falling behind 29-23 at halftime, Navy made little headway until Carter made two free throws and a 3-pointer to spark a 12-2 run that gave the Midshipmen their first lead since the game's opening minutes.

LeDay then sandwiched a pair of dunks around a 3-point bank shot by J.J. Miles for a four-point advantage, but Navy answered with a 9-2 spurt that began with a three-point play by Davis and four straight free throws by Summers.

The Midshipmen stayed in front by sinking six free throws over the final 42 seconds.

In the first game of the annual Veterans Classic, No. 24 Auburn defeated Davidson 76-66.

GRACIOUS HOSTS

Navy has now won twice in the six-year history of this tournament, also defeating Pittsburgh in 2017. The Midshipmen have lost to Maryland, Ohio State, Florida and Michigan State.

BIG PICTURE

East Carolina: The rebuilding Pirates lack experience, and their uncertainty down the stretch shows they've got some growing to do before opening play in the American Athletic Conference.

Navy: The Midshipmen always hustle, play with grit and won't hesitate to dive after a loose ball. Sometimes, that's good enough - even with 22 turnovers.

UP NEXT

East Carolina seeks to rebound with a trip to Appalachian State on Tuesday night.

Navy hosts Washington College (Md.) on Sunday. The Midshipmen beat the Division III school 110-45 on Nov. 22, 2017.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Greg Summers made 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
+ 1 Greg Summers made 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  Personal foul on Tristen Newton 2.0
  Defensive rebound by Greg Summers 2.0
  Jayden Gardner missed layup 3.0
+ 1 Cam Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 14.0
+ 1 Cam Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Personal foul on Seth LeDay 14.0
+ 2 Seth LeDay made jump shot 15.0
+ 1 Greg Summers made 2nd of 2 free throws 31.0
+ 1 Greg Summers made 2nd of 2 free throws 31.0
Team Stats
Points 57 62
Field Goals 22-54 (40.7%) 19-42 (45.2%)
3-Pointers 5-18 (27.8%) 6-16 (37.5%)
Free Throws 8-13 (61.5%) 18-26 (69.2%)
Total Rebounds 31 31
Offensive 9 6
Defensive 18 21
Team 4 4
Assists 15 11
Steals 12 8
Blocks 4 0
Turnovers 19 20
Fouls 27 16
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
14 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo East Carolina 1-1 292857
home team logo Navy 1-1 233962
Team Stats
away team logo East Carolina 1-1 64.0 PPG 40.8 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo Navy 1-1 68.0 PPG 42.7 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
1
J. Gardner F 20.0 PPG 9.3 RPG 2.5 APG 56.0 FG%
22
C. Davis G 11.7 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.7 APG 41.9 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Gardner F 15 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
C. Davis G 14 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
40.7 FG% 45.2
27.8 3PT FG% 37.5
61.5 FT% 69.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Miles 10 3 3 4/10 2/7 0/0 4 25 1 0 0 1 2
B. Suggs 7 1 3 3/6 1/2 0/0 5 27 1 0 2 1 0
B. Baruti 5 3 0 2/4 1/2 0/0 3 13 0 0 2 0 3
T. Newton 4 3 5 2/8 0/3 0/2 1 28 2 0 3 0 3
L. Debaut 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 19 1 2 3 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Miles 10 3 3 4/10 2/7 0/0 4 25 1 0 0 1 2
B. Suggs 7 1 3 3/6 1/2 0/0 5 27 1 0 2 1 0
B. Baruti 5 3 0 2/4 1/2 0/0 3 13 0 0 2 0 3
T. Newton 4 3 5 2/8 0/3 0/2 1 28 2 0 3 0 3
L. Debaut 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 19 1 2 3 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gardner 15 8 2 4/10 0/0 7/7 4 26 1 0 4 3 5
S. LeDay 11 1 0 5/7 0/0 1/4 3 17 0 0 1 1 0
M. James 3 2 2 1/4 1/2 0/0 0 19 2 1 0 1 1
L. Curtis 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 16 3 0 3 0 1
C. Coleman 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 10 1 1 1 0 2
S. Strickland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Luster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Robinson-White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Umstead - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 27 15 22/54 5/18 8/13 27 200 12 4 19 9 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Davis 14 2 2 5/11 1/4 3/3 1 32 2 0 2 0 2
J. Carter Jr. 13 10 1 4/11 2/6 3/5 2 30 2 0 5 0 10
G. Summers 13 4 2 2/5 0/0 9/12 1 35 1 0 3 0 4
L. Loehr 11 6 2 3/6 3/4 2/2 4 26 0 0 2 2 4
E. Wieck 4 1 2 2/3 0/0 0/1 1 29 1 0 3 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Davis 14 2 2 5/11 1/4 3/3 1 32 2 0 2 0 2
J. Carter Jr. 13 10 1 4/11 2/6 3/5 2 30 2 0 5 0 10
G. Summers 13 4 2 2/5 0/0 9/12 1 35 1 0 3 0 4
L. Loehr 11 6 2 3/6 3/4 2/2 4 26 0 0 2 2 4
E. Wieck 4 1 2 2/3 0/0 0/1 1 29 1 0 3 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Loehr 4 2 2 2/2 0/0 0/1 1 14 2 0 0 2 0
R. Njoku 3 1 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 2 11 0 0 1 1 0
J. Walker 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
S. Yoder 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 15 0 0 3 0 0
T. Nelson 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1
J. Lawrence - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Reagan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Silva - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Kasanganay - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Deaver - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Fenton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Kelch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Dorsey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Roach Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Allison - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 27 11 19/42 6/16 18/26 16 200 8 0 20 6 21