Dec. 15, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A light weekend of action in Patriot League men's basketball still produced some exciting contests, as Army and Colgate picked up road wins while Navy and Boston University dropped overtime finals.
The Black Knights posted a 90-80 win at Maine on Friday, while the Raiders made the short trip to Albany on Saturday and came away with a 69-60 victory. Navy fell 90-80 in overtime at Bryant on Saturday, while Boston University gave up a late lead and lost an 86-82 overtime decision at home against Norfolk State on Sunday.
Recaps, box scores and a synopsis from each game are included below.
Colgate 69 at Albany 60 (Saturday)
*Colgate used a 9-0 second-half run to take the lead for good and went on to a 69-60 win at Albany on Saturday.
*The surge gave the Raiders a 46-41 lead with under 12 minutes to play, and they put the game away when Murphy Burnatowski and Damon Sherman-Newsome hit back-to-back three-pointers for a 63-54 edge with under four minutes left.
*Burnatowski led the Raiders with 19 points, while Austin Tillotson had 16 and Sherman-Newsome finished with 15.
*The trio shot 10-of-16 from three-point range as Colgate was just under 50 percent for the game at 13-of-28.
*The Raiders limited Albany to just 2-of-10 from long range.
Army 90 at Maine 80 (Friday)
*Army broke open a close game in the second half to pull out a 90-80 win at Maine on Friday.
*After holding a two-point lead at halftime, the Black Knights used a 10-0 run to go ahead 65-50 with 14:16 to play.
*Army led by at least seven points the rest of the way to go on to the 10-point win.
*Kyle Wilson led Army with 24 points, while Kevin Ferguson finished with 15 and Mo Williams scored 11.
*The Black Knights made 10-of-21 three-pointers in the game, and forced 18 Maine turnovers.
Norfolk State 86 at Boston University 82
*Maurice Watson Jr. nearly had a triple-double, but it was not enough as Boston University fell 86-82 in overtime against Norfolk State.
*The game was tight throughout, but BU appeared to be in control after using a 10-4 run for a 67-61 lead with under two minutes to play.
*Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams had three baskets and a steal in a 55-second span to tie the score, evening the game at 67-67 with 10 seconds left.
*BU's John Papale missed a three-pointer to tie at the buzzer.
*Norfolk State took the lead for good on a three-pointer with 1:44 to play for a 75-72 advantage and went on to the four-point win.
*Watson had 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, while Papale had a team-high 18 points on 6-of-11 from long range.
*BU lost despite shooting 28-of-51 (54.9%) from the field and 13-of-28 (46.4%) from three-point range.
at Bryant 90, Navy 80 (OT) (Saturday)
*Navy rallied late in regulation, but could not keep up in overtime in a 90-80 loss at Bryant on Saturday.
*Zach Fong hit a pair of three-pointers in the final 16 seconds to bring the Mids from four points down, tying the score at 73-73 with six seconds to go.
*Bryant pulled away with a 9-0 run in overtime and went on to the 10-point win.
*Fong led Navy with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from long range, while Worth Smith (14), Tilman Dunbar (14) and Kendall Knorr (12) also scored in double figures.
*Dunbar just missed a double-double with nine assists, while Will Kelly had 10 rebounds.