Anderson, Navy use big 2nd half to pummel American, 61-44

WASHINGTON (AP) Shawn Anderson scored 20 points and Navy poured it on in the second half to earn their second straight victory with a 61-44 Patriot League win at American on Wednesday night.

Navy earned a season sweep of the Eagles after taking a 70-64 win at Annapolis January 5.

Coming off a 77-75 win at Lehigh Saturday, the Midshipmen trailed by two, 23-21 at intermission. But George Kiernan scored at the basket, Anderson hit a jumper and Cam Davis knocked down two free throws to give Navy a 31-26 lead with 14:25 left and the Midshipmen pulled way steadily from there.

Kiernan finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Navy (15-9, 6-5).

Sam Iorio put up 16 points to lead American (5-17, 2-9), but was the lone Eagle to ready double-figure scoring. American hit just 14 of 45 shots from the field (31.1 percent).