Lafayette 90, Army 74

Ryan Willen scored 22 points and Jim Mower added 17 to pace

Lafayette to a 90-74 Patriot League victory over Army on Wednesday


The Leopards (11-13, 6-3) used a 14-3 run to build a 61-49 lead

with 11:53 remaining and never led by fewer than 10 points after

that. There were 10 ties and eight lead changes in the first


Army limited the Leopards to five 3-pointers after they came in

averaging 9.1, fifth in the nation. Three of them, however, came

during Lafayette’s decisive run, when Nick Petkovich hit two treys

and Willen one.

Lafayette made 31 of 37 free throws, led by Willen’s 11-for-12

night, while the Black Knights (10-14, 3-6) were 26 of 31, as the

teams combined to commit 51 fouls.

Ella Ellis led Army with 26 points and 10 rebounds, his 26th

consecutive game scoring in double figures.