(Wednesday, March 6th)
Final Score: Army 65, American University 44
West Point, NY (Sports Network) - Ella Ellis netted 16 points to lead the fourth-seeded Army Black Knights past the fifth-seeded American University Eagles, 65-44, in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament.
Larry Toomey came off the bench to scored 13 points for Army (16-14), which will take on Bucknell in the semifinals. Kevin Ferguson chipped in 12 points and five blocks for the Black Knights.
Tony Wroblicky had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Stephen Lumpkins added 11 points for American (10-20), which shot just 30.9 percent from the field.
Army shot 46.4 percent from the field in the first half and held American to just 30.9 percent shooting, as it took a comfortable 39-20 lead into intermission.
The Black Knights led by as many as 30 in the second half.
Army shot 9-of-16 from 3-point range on the evening, while American was only 1-of-11 from beyond the arc.
Final Score: Lafayette 77, Holy Cross 54
Easton, PA (Sports Network) - Seth Hinrichs scored 20 points as the second- seeded Lafayette Leopards made easy work of the seventh-seeded Holy Cross Crusaders, 77-54, in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament at the Kirby Sports Center.
Tony Johnson added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Lafayette (18-14), which will take on Lehigh in the semifinals. Joey Ptasinski netted 11 points off the bench for the home team.
For Holy Cross (12-18), Dave Dudzinski tallied 22 points and eight boards, but no one else scored in double figures.
Lafayette shot greater than 61 percent from the field in the first half, as it took a comfortable 45-31 advantage at the break.
The Leopards lead was never in double in the second half, as they led by as many as 29.
Lafayette was on fire from 3-point range, draining 14-of-26 (.538).
Final Score: Bucknell 58, Navy 42
Lewisburg, PA (Sports Network) - Mike Muscala registered 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Bucknell Bison to a 58-42 win over the Navy Midshipmen in a Patriot League quarterfinal tilt at Sojka Pavilion.
Joe Willman added 10 points and seven boards for Bucknell (26-5), which will matchup with Army in the semifinals this weekend.
Tilman Dunbar paced Navy (8-23) with nine points.
Muscala, the two-time Patriot League player of the year, was held without a field goal in the first half. However, Bucknell played terrific defense and held Navy to just 16 first half points on 6-of-27 from the field. The Bison also outrebounded Navy, 16-13, and led 26-16 at intermission.
Bucknell went on an 18-5 run early in the second half to take control and avoid the upset.
The Bison knocked down 22-of-24 from the foul line to help lift them to victory.
Final Score: Lehigh 71, Colgate 64
Bethlehem, PA (Sports Network) - Gabe Knutson shot 8-of-11 from the field for 21 points to lead the Lehigh Mountain Hawks to a 71-64 triumph over the Colgate Raiders in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament at Stabler Arena.
B.J. Bailey added 16 points on 3-of-4 from 3-point range for Lehigh (21-8), which will face off against Lafayette in the semifinals. Holden Greiner chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the hosts, while Mackey McKnight dished out nine assists.
For Colgate (11-21), Murphy Burnatowski led all scorers with 23 points, while Chad Johnson came off the bench to tally 12 points and seven rebounds.
Colgate carried a 34-30 lead into intermission by shooting 50 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
The Raiders led by seven less than four minutes into the second half before Lehigh ripped off an 8-0 surge to take a one-point lead, and after briefly surrendering that advantage, B.J. Bailey hit what proved to be the game- winning 3-pointer a few minutes later.
Lehigh shot 14-of-19 from the foul line on the night, while Colgate was just 2-of-3.
03/06 22:16:33 ET