Hot shooting powers American past Navy 74-58
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Saeed Nelson scored 19 points and added four steals to help lead American University to a 74-58 win over Navy on Wednesday night.
The win for the Eagles avenges a loss earlier in the season to Navy.
Four other players finished in double figures for American (7-21, 4-13 Patriot League), which shot a very efficient 61 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from 3-point range. Mark Gasperini finished with 13 points, Matt Cimino and Charlie Jones each scored 12, and James Washington chipped in 10.
Shawn Anderson scored 17 points and Tom Lacey added 10 to lead Navy (15-14, 10-7), which shot a dismal 31.3 percent and 5 of 29 from long distance.
American led by six at halftime and took a 10-point lead, 53-43, with 11 minutes left after a Gasperini jumper. An Anderson 3 got the Midshipmen back to within seven, but they never got closer.