Midshipmen, Crusaders, Black Knights, Eagles and Raiders open League games and wins
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN (8-5, 1-0 PL) 75, AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS (7-7, 0-1 PL) 58
Case Gym/Boston, Mass. 2pm (ESPN+)
POSTON – Navy senior Tyler Nelson scored a career-high 25 points, going 9-for-9 from the free throw line, to lead the Midshipmen to a 75-58 victory over Boston University in the start of the League season.
*Nelson connected on 6-of-10 from the floor, including going 4-of-6 from long range. He helped the Mids to a quick 9-2 run by scoring 15 points in the first half.
*Senior guard Sean Yoder had 17 points and a team-high six boards.
*Graduate junior Walter Whyte and senior guard Ethan Brittain-Watts led the Terriers with 16 points apiece.
*Boston University graduate student Fletcher Tynen added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds in the loss.
RULES: NAVY | BOSTON UNIVERSITY
AT HOLY CROSS (4-10, 1-0 PL) 60, BUCKNELL BISON (7-7, 0-1 PL) 58
Hart Center/Worcester, Mass. 2pm (ESPN+)
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior Gerrale Gates recorded a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds to help the Crusaders defeat Bucknell with a 60-58 win. in their League.
* Gates posted his Patriot League-leading fifth double-double of the season while shooting 11-of-17 from the floor.
*Junior guard Bo Montgomery added 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Crusaders.
*The Bison tied the score at 57 with less than two minutes to play on a layup by senior Jake van der Heijden, but freshman guard Will Batchelder put it in front. the Crusaders for 30 seconds later.
*Bucknell center Alex Timmerman led the Bison with 18 points and nine rebounds, while senior guard Xander Rice added 10 points and three assists.
RULES: BUCKNELL | HOLY SARUS
AT ARMY WEST POINT BLACK KNIGHTS (7-7, 1-0 PL) 80, LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (5-7, 0-1 PL) 78
Christl Arena/West Point, NY 6 pm
WEST POINT, NY – Army West Point senior Chris Mann connected on a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in regulation to lift the Black Knights to an 80-78 win over Lehigh in the league opener.
*Mann finished with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor. Forward Ethan Roberts scored a career-high 23 points, connecting on 7-of-8 from the field, including 5-of-5 from long range.
*Three other Black Knights scored in double figures, with freshman guard Coleton Benson scoring 12 points and juniors Charlie Peterson and Jalen Rucker each scoring 10 points.
*Lehigh sophomore guard Keith Higgins Jr. scored a game-high 28 points, going 10-of-16 from the floor and 6-of-9 from 3-point range.
*Junior forward Dominic Parolin added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Mountain Hawks. Sophomore guard Tyler Whitney-Sydney and senior guard Evan Taylor added 14 and 10 points, respectively.
RULES: LEHI | WEST SIDE
AMERICAN EAGLES (9-3, 1-0 PL) 60, AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (2-12, 0-1 PL) 47
Kirby Sports Center/Easton, Pa. 7pm (ESPN+)
EASTON, Pa. – All-American Johnny O’Neil had his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards to lead the Eagles to a 60-47 win at Lafayette .
*O’Neil matched his career high of 10 rebounds, helping the Eagles beat the Leopards 37-19. He also filled the stat sheet with four assists, three steals and three blocks.
*Eagles freshman Matt Rogers had a game-high 14 points, while freshman guard Geoff Sprouse finished with eight points and six rebounds.
*Sophomore guard CJ Fulton led the Leopards with 12 points and six rebounds, while senior Leo O’Boyle added 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
RULES: LAFAYETTE | AMERICA
COLGATE RAIDERS (7-7, 1-0 PL) 101, AT LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS (5-9, 0-1 PL) 67
Reitz Arena/Baltimore, Md. 7pm (ESPN+)
BALTIMORE – Senior guard Oliver Lynch-Daniels led four Raiders in double figures with a career-high 24 points in Colgate’s 101-67 win over Loyola Maryland.
*Lynch-Daniels went 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from 3-point range to go along with five assists, helping Colgate shoot 67 percent (39-for- 58) from the field and 61 percent (14-for-23) from long range.
*Senior guard Ryan Moffatt scored 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, while freshman guard Braeden Smith had 15 points and a game-high nine assists.
*Junior guard Chandler Baker added 14 points off the bench for the Raiders.
*Loyola Maryland graduate guard Jaylin Andrews led three Greyhounds in double figures with 12 points.
*Senior Golden Dike and junior guard Kenneth Jones added 11 points in the loss.
RULES: COLGATE | LOYOLA MARYLAND
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