American beats Army for sixth in a row

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WASHINGTON (AP)—Garrison Carr scored 16 points and American held off Army 49-40 on Wednesday to extend its winning streak to six games, the program’s longest in the regular season in 20 years.

Trailing American (17-10, 9-3 Patriot League) 23-11 late in the first half, the Black Knights started a 9-2 run that carried into the second half when Corban Bates made a desperation, halfcourt 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Army (11-14, 4-7) tied the game 32-32 when Jarell Brown hit a pull-up 3-pointer on the run with just under 11 minutes left. But American jumped ahead with a 5-0 run while the Black Knights went four minutes without a basket. The Eagles’ lead never shrank below 3 the rest of the game, and they won despite shooting a season-low 28.2 percent.

Brown scored 12 and Doug Williams had 11 rebounds to lead Army, which dropped its season-worst third straight and scored 14 points in the first half, the fewest this year.

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Doug Williams Doug Williams
4-7,  9 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
Garrison Carr Garrison Carr
4-14,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists

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