Colgate pulls away late, beats Navy 65-53

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Damon Sherman-Newsome scored 17 points to lead four Colgate players in double figures and beat Navy 65-53 on Saturday.

Navy led 36-23 at the break before Sherman-Newsome and Matt McMullen opened the second half with four-straight 3s to pull the Raiders within 40-35 with 16:56 to play. The Raiders chipped away, using a 14-0 run to take a 57-49 lead with 3:37 left. Sherman-Newsome scored five of Colgate’s eight points down the stretch to seal it.

Ethan Jacobs had 14 points and Matt McMullen and Luke Roh chipped in 11 for Colgate (8-11, 5-1 Patriot League), which kept its one-game lead over American (11-7, 4-2) atop the Patriot League.

Brandon Venturini scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4 of 8 from long range, to lead Navy (7-11, 3-3). Worth Smith had ten points and Kendall Knorr five assists for the Midshipmen.