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American 72, Howard 60

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andre Ingram scored 21 points and American
took control in the second half to beat Howard 72-60 Monday night
for its third straight victory.

Brayden Billbe added 14 for the Eagles (3-6), who made 25 of 30
free throws and never let the Bison (1-5) get closer than four
points down the stretch. American outrebounded Howard 38-27.

Darryl Hudson and Will Gant each scored 13 for the Bison, who
shot 18 percent in the second half after hitting 52 percent of
their shots in the first.

After trailing by as many as 10 before halftime, the Eagles
opened a 43-36 lead with a 9-0 run early in the second half,
sparked by Arvydas Eitutavicius' 3-pointer. American pushed the
lead to 10 several times before Ingram's late 3-pointer made it
65-53.

The Eagles lead the series between the two Washington schools
8-2.