Patriot League Men’s Basketball Wednesday Basketball Recap presented by PenFed Credit Union (1.25.23)
Mountain Hawks Win Seventh Straight Place; American, Lafayette and Navy were victorious on Wednesday
LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (12-8, 7-2 PL) 74, AT HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (7-15, 4-5 PL) 68
Hart Center/Worcester, Mass. 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior guard Evan Taylor led three Mountain Hawks in double digits with 17 points to help Lehigh seal his seventh straight win with a 74-68 decision over Holy Cross at Hart Center.
* Sophomore guards Keith Higgins Jr. and Tyler Whitney-Sidney added 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the Mountain Hawks improved to 7-2 in league play.
*Junior forward Dominic Parolin contributed nine points and five boards off the bench for Lehigh.
*Holy Cross senior forward Gerrale Gates hit his 10th double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
*Freshman guard Will Batchelder posted a team-high 17 points while junior guards Joe Octave and Bo Montgomery added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: LEHIGH | HOLY CROSS
AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (7-15, 5-4 PL) 62, LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHODS (7-15, 2-7 PL) 46
Kirby Sports Center/Easton, Pa. 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
EASTON, Pa. – Senior forward Leo O’Boyle and second guard TJ Berger combined for 35 points to lead Lafayette to a 62-46 win over Loyola Maryland at the Kirby Sports Center.
*O’Boyle finished off the floor with 6 of 10 and finished the game with 18 points. He added nine boards, three steals and two assists while Berger finished with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.
*Freshman forward Josh Rivera contributed 10 points and eight boards for the Leopards.
*Loyola Maryland freshman guard Deon Perry and graduate student guard Kenneth Jones each scored 12 points.
*Perry added four boards and three steals while Jones had four assists, three rebounds and two steals.
RECAPS: LOYOLA MARYLAND | LAFAYETTE
AT AMERICAN EAGLES (13-7, 5-4 PL) 63, ARMY WEST POINT BLACK KNIGHTS (11-11, 5-4 PL) 61
Bender Arena/Washington, DC 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
WASHINGTON -Junior forward Johnny O’Neil’s layup after regulation time gave American a 63-61 win over Army West Point, ending the Eagles’ quadruple losing streak.
*Junior guard Colin Smalls posted a team-high with 14 points off the bench, including a three-point play in the final 38 seconds to help American defeat the Black Knights.
*American junior forward Matt Rogers added 13 points and eight boards as team-best.
* Army West Point freshman Coleton Benson posted a game-best 18 in 7-of-12 shooting from the field.
*Classmate Ethan Roberts added 17 points and three steals for the Black Knights while junior guard Jalen Rucker finished with eight points and three assists. Rucker made two free throws in the second half with 26 seconds remaining to keep the game at 61.
RECAPS: ARMY WEST POINT | AMERICAN
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN (11-10, 4-5 PL) 63, AT BUCKNELL BISON (8-14, 1-8 PL) 46
Sojka Pavilion/Lewisburg, Pa. 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Senior guard Sean Yoder scored a game-high 17 points to lead Navy to a 63-46 win over Bucknell at Sojka Pavilion.
*Yor connected on 7-of-8 from the ground, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range to speed up the Midshipmen.
*Senior Daniel Deaver finished the game with 12 points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes while senior forward Tyler Nelson added eight points, 10 boards, four assists and two steals.
*Bucknell junior center Andre Screen led the Bison with 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks.
*Senior center Alex Timmerman added seven points, four boards and two blocks for the Bison.
CONCLUSIONS: NAVY | BUCKELL
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