Scores

Final

Army 61

(7-7, 5-4 away)

Fairfield 68

(9-3, 2-0 MAAC)

    4:00 PM ET, December 31, 2010

    Alumni Hall, Fairfield, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    ARMY 34 2761
    FAIR 32 3668

    Top Performers

    Army: N. Hedgecock 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Fairfield: R. Olander 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Blk

    Fairfield 68, Army 61

    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Ryan Olander scored a career-high 23 points and Fairfield beat Army 68-61 on Friday for its eighth win in a row. The streak is the longest under fifth-year coach Ed Cooley.

    Derek Needham added 17 points, Yorel Hawkins had 11 and Maurice Barrow had 11 rebounds for the Stags (9-3). The score was tied 10 times and the Stags matched their largest lead at 62-54 with 2 minutes remaining. Army cut it to 64-61 after a 3-pointer by Jason Pancoe with 24 seconds left, but Fairfield free throws iced the game.

    Fairfield dominated close to the basket, outscoring Army 34-10 in the paint. The Stags also scored 20 points off 20 Army turnovers and held Army to 39.2-percent shooting (20 for 51) from the field.

    Jeremy Hence scored 14 points, Julian Simmons added 13, Nathan Hedgecock had 11 and Ella Ellis 10 for the Black Knights (6-7), whose two-game winning streak was snapped.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARMY
    FAIR
    Points 61 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 21-51 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 1-9 (.111)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 25-37 (.676)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 7

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