Monmouth stops late run, beats Army 81-71 (Dec 10, 2016)

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Micah Seaborn had 14 of his 20 points in the second half and Monmouth turned back Army’s late rally to win its seventh straight 81-71 on Saturday night.

Seaborn drove and scored on a floater to make it 72-63 for the Hawks (8-2) with 3:31 left. That basket stopped Army’s 13-0 run and Chris Brady’s putback 3-point play on Monmouth’s next possession made it 75-64, halting the Black Knights’ momentum for good.

Brady and Je’lon Hornbeak added 19 points each and the Hawks moved one win from matching the 1990-91 season for the program’s best Division I start at 9-2.

Monmouth led 38-30 at the half and extended to 70-50 on Brady’s hook shot with 6:28 left.

Army (5-5) rallied starting with Adam Roe’s 3 at 6:17 and ending at 70-63 on Scott Mammel’s fast break 3-pointer with 4:10 left.

Tommy Funk led the Black Knights with 13 points.