ANNAPOLIS, Md., (AP) -- Greg Sprink scored 31 points to lead Navy
past The Citadel 84-70 on Saturday.
Sprink made six 3-pointers and scored 18 points in the first
half to help Navy (6-5) take a 42-29 lead. He scored eight points
during a second-half run that gave the Mids' their largest lead of
the game at 61-39 with 13 minutes remaining. He finished 10-for-17
from the field.
David Hooper came off the bench to score 16 points for Navy
which has won six of its last seven.
Kevin Hammack led The Citadel (6-6) with 13 points in its third
straight double-digit loss. J'Mel Everhart added 10 points for the
Bulldogs, who are 0-3 against the Midshipmen in Annapolis.
Joseph Thompson scored all seven of his points during an 11-0
run that cut The Citadel's deficit to 61-50 at the 10:49 mark. Navy
forward Matt Fannin halted the rally with a layup and the visitors
would get no closer.
The Citadel was playing without starting guard Vytautas
Valiulis, who suffered a broken hand over the Christmas break.
The Midshipmen made a season-high 11 3-pointers and forced the
Bulldogs into 21 turnovers. It was Navy's first win this season
over a Division I opponent with a winning record.