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
Mt St Marys14-420-16150
LIU-Brooklyn13-520-12224
Wagner11-716-14245
St. Fran.-Pa.11-717-17257
Robert Morris9-914-19240
Bryant9-912-20286
F. Dickinson9-911-19273
Sacred Heart8-1013-19304
CCSU4-146-23344
St. Fran.-NY2-164-27348

Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell15-326-963
Lehigh12-620-1297
Boston U.12-618-14187
Navy10-816-16206
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Loyola-Md.8-1016-17212
Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310
 
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