Lafayette Men's Basketball vs. Navy (01/15/2011)

Lafayette Men's Basketball vs. Navy (01/15/2011)
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Game 18
Lafayette vs. Navy
January 15, 2011

EASTON, Pa. - With the game tied at 66 and 54 seconds left on the clock, Rob Delaney drove the lane and found a wide-open Tony Johnson in the corner. Johnson stepped up and knocked down the three to give Lafayette the lead for the final time in a 76-73 win over Navy. In a game that featured 10 lead changes and seven ties, Jared Mintz led the Leopards with 20 points while Jim Mower and Johnson added 13 and 11 respectively. After Johnson_s crucial three-pointer, the Leopards made 7-of-8 from the line to close out the victory. For the game, Lafayette made 22-of-26 (85%) from the line, including a 10-for-10 afternoon for Mintz. Lafayette took an early lead in the first half before Navy tied the game at 26-26 with 5:32 remaining. The Leopards ended the half on a 10-0 run to take a 36-26 lead. Nick Petkovich had five of the Leopards_ 10 points in the swing. In the second stanza, Navy pulled within three (40-37) at 15:29 on an O.J. Avworo layup. Johnson, who finished with three steals, manufactured a steal and fast-break bucket at 14:01 for a 42-37 Lafayette lead. The Mids tied the game (46-46) for the first time in a 15-minute span when Isaiah Roberts drew a foul on a layup and made the free throw for the three-point play at 10:11. The final nine minutes featured four ties and four lead changes before Johnson_s bucket turned the tide for the Leopards.

Lafayette 76, Navy 73
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