Army beats Lehigh 53-50

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP)—Cleveland Richard scored 15 points and Army advanced to the Patriot League tournament semifinals with a 53-50 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday night.

Marcus Nelson added a season-high 13 points for the fourth-seeded Cadets (11-18), who will play at top-seeded American on Sunday.

Nelson, the conference’s defensive player of the year, held Marquis Hall, a first-team all-conference selection, to 10 points on 1-of-13 shooting, including 1-of-9 from 3-point range.

Zahir Carrington had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Mountain Hawks (15-14), while John Adams added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Cadets led 36-24 with 13:40 to play, but fifth-seeded Lehigh closed within 46-45 on two free throws by Hall with 1:56 to go. Richard then hit a 3-pointer with 1:34 left.

It was the third straight year the Cadets beat Lehigh in the quarterfinals with all the games decided by three points or less.

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Zahir Carrington Zahir Carrington
5-13,  14 Pts
13 Rebs, 4 Assists
Marcus Nelson Marcus Nelson
6-7,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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