February 4, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette held a nine-point lead at halftime and never looked back, defeating Navy 62-41.
Lafayette limited Navy to a season-low 41 total points and held the Mids to 17 second-half points, tying the lowest scoring output by an opponent in any half of the season.
Ryan Willen_s two handed lay-in at 14:52 handed Lafayette a 42-28 advantage. Two possessions later, Willen found Les Smith open in the corner where Smith drained a three to give the Leopards a 17-point lead and cap a 10-0 spurt. The Mids scored the next five points to pull within 12, but wouldn_t get any closer during the final 12 minutes.
After Navy_s mini 5-0 run, Lafayette scored 10 straight points, punctuated by Petkovich_s straightaway triple, to take its largest lead to that point at 55-33.