April 22, 2018

Navy’s comeback attempt falls short against rival Army

Navy senior guard Shawn Anderson scored 24 points in the loss to Army. Courtesy of Navy Athletics.

ANNAPOLIS — Shawn Anderson scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Navy, which shot just 32.2 percent (19-for-59) and 18.2 percent from deep (4-for-22) in the 64-62 loss to rival Army on Sunday at Alumni Hall.

According to the Navy Athletics Twitter account, Anderson received four stitches to his nose right before halftime. It didn’t hamper the senior guard, however, as he poured in 20 points on 4-for-6 shooting (10-for-10 from the free throw line) in the second half.

Navy (12-7, 3-3 Patriot) trailed by 15 with 1:15 left in the first half and used a 10-2 run over the final 29 seconds of regulation to pull within two. But after Cam Davis’s 3-pointer made the game 64-62, two seconds remained and Army locked up its third straight win at the Naval Academy.

The Black Knights (11-6, 4-2) led from start to finish, shooting 52.3 percent overall (23-for-44) and 38.9 percent from 3-point territory (7-for-18).

George Kiernan added 13 points and nine rebounds, and Tom Lacey contributed nine points and nine rebounds, both for Navy. Freshman forward Alex King led Army with 17 points and four rebounds.

Navy is now in a three-way tie for fifth in the Patriot League at 3-3, two games behind Boston University at 5-1, and will travel to reeling Lafayette on Wednesday night.

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