ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Casey Reed sank four free throws in the
final 13 seconds, and Navy held off Longwood, 71-65, Tuesday night.
Navy (7-9) was led by Corey Johnson's 19 points, Greg Sprink's
16 points and 10 rebounds and Kaleo Kina's 13 points, but needed
the clutch shooting of Reed to hold on for the win, which ended a
four-game losing streak.
Ben Biles also had a career-high eight rebounds for Navy.
Longwood (3-15) was led by Maurice Sumter's 19 points and seven
rebounds and Clayton Morgan's 15 points and eight rebounds. The
Lancers, who are in their second year of a five-year classification
period to Division I, lost for the 34th straight time on the road
and for the 11th time in their last 12 games this season.
Navy led 65-58 with 3:07 left after a 13-4 run, but Longwood
battled to within two points twice in the last two minutes. After
Sumter made a basket to close the Lancers to 65-63 with 1:34 to
play, Kirk Williams missed a chance to tie it when he missed two
free throws with 59 seconds to play.
Navy's Leonard Green put the Mids back up by four at 67-63, but
two free throws by Brandon Giles pulled Longwood back to within two
with 18 seconds left. The Lancers fouled Reed, who made both free
throws with 13.4 seconds left, then fouled him again after he
rebounded a missed three-pointer by Dana Smith with 3 seconds to
play. Reed made both free throws to ice the win.
The teams were tied at halftime, 29-29,