Army 61, Fairleigh Dickinson 40

Julian Simmons scored 17 points to lead Army in a 61-40 win over

Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday night.

Cleveland Richard added 12 points for the Black Knights (6-2),

who rebounded from a 74-67 loss against Buffalo on Dec. 3.

Army opened the game with a 14-0 lead after a layup from Richard

with 14:31 to go in the first half. A jumper from Sean Baptiste

with 13:35 left broke Fairleigh Dickinson’s dry spell, and they

trailed 32-16 at halftime.

A 3-pointer from Nathan Hedgecock with 14:08 remaining in the

second half made the score 41-19 for Army’s largest lead of the

game, and they never looked back.

Fairleigh Dickinson (1-8) was paced by Louis Larizza and Kamil

Svrdlik, who scored eight points apiece. Fairleigh Dickinson has

lost six games in a row.

Army outrebounded Fairleigh Dickinson 34-24, and shot 51.2

percent from the field (22-for-43) for the game.